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John 2

1 And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the
mother of Jesus was there. 

2 And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage. 

3 And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no

4 And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour
is not yet come. 

5 His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye. 

6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner
of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece. 

7 Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them
up to the brim. 

8 And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of
the feast. And they carried it. 

9 And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine, and knew not
whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water; the chief
steward calleth
the bridegroom, 

10 And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when
men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good
wine until

11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested
his glory, and his disciples believed in him. 

12 After this he went down to Capharnaum, he and his mother, and his
brethren, and his disciples: and they remained there not many days. 

13 And the pasch of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 

14 And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and
the changers of money sitting. 

15 And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he drove
them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen, and the money of
the changers he
poured out, and the tables he overthrew. 

16 And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make
not the house of my Father a house of traffic. 

17 And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy
house hath eaten me up. 

18 The Jews, therefore, answered, and said to him: What sign dost thou
shew unto us, seeing thou dost these things? 

19 Jesus answered, and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three
days I will raise it up. 

20 The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in building;
and wilt thou raise it up in three days? 

21 But he spoke of the temple of his body. 

22 When therefore he was risen again from the dead, his disciples
remembered, that he had said this, and they believed the scripture, and
the word that Jesus had

23 Now when he was at Jerusalem, at the pasch, upon the festival day, many
believed in his name, seeing his signs which he did. 

24 But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men, 

25 And because he needed not that any should give testimony of man: for he
knew what was in man. 

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Updated by Jane Vadnal, February, 1998