1 Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and Jesus' mother was there. 2 Jesus and His disciples, too, were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was all gone, Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no wine!"
4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what have you to do with me? My time to act has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."
6 Now in accordance with the custom of purification practiced by the Jews, six stone water jars were standing there, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to them, "Fill these jars with water." So they filled them up to the brim. 8 Then He said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the manager of the feast." So they took him some.
9 As soon as the manager tasted the water just turned into wine, without knowing where it came from, although the servants who had drawn the water did know, he called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, "Everybody, as a rule, serves his good wine first, and his poorer wine after people have drunk freely; you have kept the good wine till now."
11 Jesus performed this, the first of His wonder-works, at Cana in Galilee. By it He showed His glorious power, and so His disciples believed in Him.
12 After this Jesus went home to Capernaum, with His mother and brothers and disciples, and stayed there for a few days.
13 Now the Jewish Passover was approaching; so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And in the temple court He found the dealers in cattle, sheep, and pigeons; the money-changers, too, seated at their tables. 15 So He made a lash out of cords, and drove them all, together with the sheep and cattle, out of the temple court, scattered the money-changers' coins and upset their tables. 16 Then He said to the pigeon-dealers, "Take these things out of here! Stop using my Father's house as a market place!"
17 His disciples recalled that the Scriptures say, "My zeal for your house will consume me!"
18 Then the Jews addressed Him and asked, "What sign can you show us that you have authority to act in this way?"
19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it in three days."
20 Then the Jews retorted, "It took forty-six years to build this sanctuary, and you are going to raise it in three days!"
21 But He meant the sanctuary of His body. 22 So after He had risen from the dead, His disciples recalled that He had said this, and so believed the Scripture and the statement that He had made.
23 Now while He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people, because they saw the wonder-works which He was performing, trusted in Him as the Christ. 24 But He would not trust Himself to them, because He knew all men 25 and needed no testimony from anyone about them, for He well knew what was in human nature.