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John 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Water Turned to Wine
Jesus’ First Miracle at Cana
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:1 - On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:2 - Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:3 - And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:4 - Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:6 - Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:7 - Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:8 - And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:10 - And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:11 - This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:12 - After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matt. 21:12–17; Mark 11:15–19; Luke 19:45–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:13 - Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:14 - And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:15 - When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:16 - And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:17 - Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten[fn] Me up.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:18 - So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:19 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:20 - Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:21 - But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:22 - Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them;[fn] and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
The Discerner of Hearts
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:23 - Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:24 - But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text read will eat.
Psalm 69:9
NU-Text and M-Text omit to them.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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