João 2

1 There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee on the third day. The mother of Jesus was there.

2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the marriage feast.

3 They ran out of wine. So the mother of Jesus said to him: »They have no wine.«

4 Jesus said to her: »Woman what have I to do with you? My hour has not arrived.«

5 His mother told the servants to do whatever he says.

6 Six stone water jars were placed there to honor purification rules of the Jews. Each contained more than twenty gallons.

7 Jesus said to them: »Fill the jars with water.« They filled them to the brim.

8 »Draw some out,« he said, »and take it to the master of the feast.« So they drew some out.

9 The master of the feast did not know about the water turned into wine. He tasted it and called the bridegroom.

10 He said to him: »Every man sets out the good wine first. When the men have drunk freely the lower quality wine is served. You have kept the good wine until now.«

11 This was the first miracle Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. It gave evidence of his glory and his disciples believed in him.

12 He, his mother, brothers and disciples traveled to Capernaum. They stayed there many days.

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand and Jesus went to Jerusalem.

14 He found the merchants who sold oxen, sheep and doves. The moneychangers were sitting nearby.

15 He made a whip of cords, and chased them all out of the temple, including the sheep and the oxen. He poured out the coins of the moneychangers and overturned the tables.

16 He told those who sold doves: »Take these things away. Do not make my Father’s house a house of merchandise.«

17 His disciples remembered what was written. ‘Zeal for your house shall eat me up.’ (Psalm 69:9)

18 The Jews asked him: »What sign would you show us seeing that you do these things?

19 Jesus replied: »Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.«

20 The Jews responded: »It took forty-six years to build this temple and you will raise it up in three days?«

21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.

22 When he was raised from the dead his disciples remembered that he said this. Then they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus said.

23 When he was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast, many saw the signs he did and expressed active faith in his name.

24 Jesus did not trust his security to them for he understood all men.

25 He did not need evidence about men for he knew what was in man.