1 Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and Jesus' mother was present. 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. 3 The wine gave out, and Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine!"
4 Jesus said to her, "Do not try to direct me. It is not yet time for me to act."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Now there were six stone water jars there, for the ceremonial purification practiced by the Jews, each large enough to hold twenty or thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to them, "Fill these jars with water." 8 So they filled them full. And he said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast."
9 And they did so. When the master of the feast tasted the water which had now turned into wine, without knowing where it had come from??hough the servants who had drawn the water knew??10 he called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone else serves his good wine first, and his poorer wine after people have drunk deeply, but you have kept back your good wine till now!"
11 This, the first of the signs of his mission, Jesus showed at Cana in Galilee. By it he showed his greatness, and his disciples believed in him.
12 After this Jesus went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.
13 Now the Jewish Passover was approaching, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the Temple he found the dealers in cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting at their tables. 15 And he made a lash out of rope, and drove them all, sheep and cattle, out of the Temple, and scattered the money-changers' coins on the ground, and overturned their tables. 16 And he said to the pigeon-dealers, "Take these things away! Do not turn my Father's house into a market!"
17 His disciples remembered that the Scriptures said, "My zeal for your house will consume me!"
18 Then the Jews addressed him and said, "What sign have you to show us, for acting in this way?"
19 Jesus answered, "Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it in three days!"
20 The Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this sanctuary, and are you going to raise it in three days?"
21 But he was speaking of his body as the sanctuary. 22 So afterward when he had risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the passage of Scripture and what Jesus had said.
23 Now when he was at Jerusalem, at the Passover Festival, many, when they saw the signs that he showed, came to believe in him. 24 But Jesus on his part would not trust himself to them, for he knew them all, 25 and had no need of anybody's evidence about men, for he knew well what was in their hearts.