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John 2

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1Two days later a wedding was held at Cana in Galilee, and Jesus' mother was there.
2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3The wine ran out, so Jesus' mother told him, “They don't have any more wine.”
4“Mother, why should you involve me? My time hasn't come yet,” he replied.
5His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6Standing nearby were six stone jars used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each one holding twenty to thirty gallons.
7“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them right up.
8Then he told them, “Pour some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So they took him some.
9The master of ceremonies didn't know where it had come from, only the servants knew. But when he tasted the water that had been turned to wine, he called the bridegroom over.
10“Everyone serves out the best wine first,” he told him, “and once people have had plenty to drink, then they put out the cheaper wine. But you have kept the best wine till last!”
11This was the very first of Jesus' miraculous signs, and was performed in Cana of Galilee. Here he revealed his glory, and his disciples put their trust in him.
12After this Jesus left for Capernaum with his mother, brothers, and disciples where they stayed for a few days.
13Since it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went on to Jerusalem.
14In the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves; and money-changers sitting at their tables.
15He made a whip out of cords and drove everyone out of the Temple, along with the sheep and cattle, scattering coins of the money-changers and turning over their tables.
16He ordered the dove-sellers, “Take these things out of here! Don't turn my Father's house into a market!”
17His disciples remembered the Scripture that says, “My devotion for your house is like a fire burning inside me!”
18The Jewish leaders reacted, asking him, “What right do you have to do this? Show us some miraculous sign to prove it!”

19Jesus replied, “Destroy this Temple, and in three days I'll raise it up!”
20“It took forty-six years to build this Temple, and you're going to raise it up in three days?” the Jewish leaders replied.
21But the Temple Jesus was speaking of was his body.
22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered what he said, and so they believed in Scripture and Jesus' own words.
23As a result of the miracles Jesus did while he was in Jerusalem during the Passover, many believed in him.
24But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all about people.
25He didn't need anyone to tell him about human nature for he knew the way people think.