1 Two days later a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee; the mother of Jesus was present, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 As the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
4 "Woman," said Jesus, "what have you to do with me? My time has not come yet."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Now six stone water-jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of 'purification,' each holding about twenty gallons.
7 Jesus said, "Fill up the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he said, "Now draw some out, and take it to the manager of the feast." They did so;
9 and when the manager of the feast tasted the water which had become wine, not knowing where it had come from (though the servants who had drawn it knew), he called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, "Everybody serves the good wine first, and then the poorer wine after people have drunk freely; you have kept the good wine till now."
11 Jesus performed this, the first of his Signs, at Cana in Galilee, thereby displaying his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
12 After this he travelled down to Capharnahum, with his mother and brothers and his disciples; they stayed there for a few days.
13 Now the Jewish passover was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 There he found, seated inside the temple, dealers in cattle, sheep and pigeons, also money-changers. 15 Making a scourge of cords, he drove them all, sheep and cattle together, out of the temple, scattered the coins of the brokers and upset their tables, 16 and told the pigeon-dealers, "Away with these! My Father's house is not to be turned into a shop!"
17 (His disciples recalled the scripture saying, I am consumed with zeal for thy house.)
18 Then the Jews accosted him with the words, "What sign of authority have you to show us, for acting in this way?"
19 Jesus replied, "Destroy this sanctuary and I will raise it up in three days."
20 "This sanctuary took forty-six years to build," the Jews retorted, "and you are going to raise it up in three days!"
21 He meant the sanctuary of his body, however, 22 and when the disciples recalled what he had said, after he had been raised from the dead, they believed the scripture and the word of Jesus.
23 When he was in Jerusalem at the festival of the passover, many people believed in his name, as they witnessed the Signs which he performed. 24 Jesus, however, would not trust himself to them; he knew all men, 25 and required no evidence from anyone about human nature; well did he know what was in human nature.