Gospel of John, chapter 2
Water Turned to Wine - Jesus Cleanses the Temple - The Discerner of Hearts
Gospel of John, chapter 2 And on the third day, a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee, and was the mother of Jesus there; moreover Jesus was also invited and his disciples (also) to the wedding. And coming-short of wine the mother of Jesus says to him; They have no wine. Jesus says to her, what (has this to do) with me and you, woman? My hour has not come yet. His mother says to the servants; Whatever he says to you, do it. Now there were six stone water pots placed there according to the purification of the Jews, each with capacity of two or three measures. Jesus says to them; fill the water pots with water. And they filled them to the top. And he says to them; Draw out some now and carry it to the chief waiter. And they carried it. Now as the chief waiter tasted the water having become wine and did not know from where it is but the servants knew having drawn the water the chief waiter calls the bridegroom, and says to him; Every man first places the good wine (on the table), and when they are drunken, then the inferior; you have kept the good wine until now. Thus performed the beginning of the signs Jesus in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and there they stayed not for many days. And near (in time) was the passover of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple those selling oxen and sheeps and doves, and the money-changers sitting. And he made a scourge out of ropes and he drove everyone out from the sanctuary, both the sheeps and the oxen, and of the money-changers he poured out the coin and the tables overthrew, and to those selling the doves he said; Take these (doves) from here; Do not make the house of my Father a house of trade. Now his disciples remembered that it has been written, ‘The zeal of your house will consume me.’ The Jews however replied and said to him; what sign are you showing to us to (justify) these things you are doing? Jesus answered and said to them; Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Therefore the Jews said; Forty and six years took this temple to built and you in three days you will raise it up? But he was saying about the temple of his body. Therefore when he was raised up from the dead, his disciples remembered that this he were saying, and they believed in the scripture and to the word which Jesus had said. Now as he was in Jerusalem at the passover at the feast, many believed in his name, beholding his signs that he was doing. But Jesus himself was not entrusting himself to them because he knew all men, and because he had no need that anyone should testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in (the heart) of man.