João 2

1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there,

2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They don't have any wine.”

4 Jesus said to her,“How does that concern us, woman? My hour has not yet come.”

5 His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Now standing there were six stone water jars used for the Jewish rites of purification, each one holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

7 Jesus told the servants,“Fill the 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 man in charge of the banquet.” So they took it.

9 When the man in charge of the banquet tasted the water that had become wine (without knowing where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called for the bridegroom

10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the best wine first, and the cheap kind when people are drunk. But you have kept the best wine until now!”

11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

12 After this, Jesus went down to Capernaum—he, his mother, his brothers, and his disciples—and they remained there for a few days.

13 The Jewish Passover was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as moneychangers sitting at their tables.

15 Making a whip out of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, including the sheep and the cattle. He scattered the coins of the moneychangers and knocked over their tables.

16 Then he told those who were selling the doves,“Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!”

17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

18 Then the Jews said to him, “What sign can you show us as authority for doing these things?”

19 Jesus answered them,“Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will rebuild it.”

20 The Jews said, “This sanctuary has been under construction for forty-six years, and you're going to rebuild it in three days?”

21 But the sanctuary he was speaking about was his own body.

22 After he had been raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and the statement that Jesus had made.

23 While Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover Festival, many people believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing.

24 Jesus, however, did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people

25 and didn't need anyone to tell him what people were like. For he himself knew what was in every person.