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John 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jesus Changes Water Into Wine

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:1 - On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:2 - and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:3 - When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:4 - “Woman,[fn] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:6 - Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:7 - Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:8 - Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:10 - and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:11 - What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:12 - After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.

Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

(Mat 21:12–17; Mar 11:15–19; Luk 19:45–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:13 - When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:14 - In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:15 - So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:16 - To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:17 - His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:18 - The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:19 - Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:20 - They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:21 - But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:22 - After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:23 - Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:24 - But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
NIV Footnotes
The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect.
Or from about 75 to about 115 liters
Psalm 69:9
Or in him

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