Jesus Changes Water Into Wine
1On the third day there was a wedding. It took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4"Dear woman, why do you bring me into this?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5His mother said to the servants, "Do what he tells you."
6Six stone water jars stood nearby. The Jews used water from that kind of jar for special washings to make themselves pure. Each jar could hold 20 to 30 gallons.
7Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the top.
8Then he told them, "Now dip some out. Take it to the person in charge of the dinner."
They did what he said. 9The person in charge tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He didn't realize where it had come from. But the servants who had brought the water knew.
Then the person in charge called the groom to one side. 10He said to him, "Everyone brings out the best wine first. They bring out the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink. But you have saved the best until now."
11That was the first of Jesus' miraculous signs. He did it at Cana in Galilee. Jesus showed his glory by doing it. And his disciples put their faith in him.
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