John 2:1-11 Reading the Passage

Jesus Christ: The Source of True Joy – John 2:1-11

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there; (2) and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. (3) When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, They have no more wine. (4) But Jesus said to her, Woman, what do I have to do with you? My hour has not yet come. (5) His mother said to the servants, Whatever he tells you to do, do it. (6) Now there were six stone water jars, designated for the Jews’ purification ritual, each able to hold about twenty to thirty gallons of water. (7) Jesus said to them, Fill the water jars with water. So they filled them up to the brim. (8) Then he said to them, Now draw some out, and bring it to the master of the banquet. So they brought it to him. (9) When the master of the banquet tasted the water that had now become wine, but did not know from where it had come, (although the servants who had drawn the water knew), he summoned the bridegroom (10) and said to him, Everyone serves the best wine first; then, after men have become drunk, he serves the inferior wine. You have held back the best wine until now. (11) This—the first of his signs—Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee and by so doing revealed his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.