New International Version

John 2:1-25

Jesus Changes Water Into Wine

1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus 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“Woman,2:4 The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect. why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

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

6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.2:6 Or from about 75 to about 115 liters

7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

8Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, 9and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

11What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

12After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.

Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

13When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”2:17 Psalm 69:9

18The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

20They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

23Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.2:23 Or in him 24But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 2:1-25

ኢየሱስ ውሃን የወይን ጠጅ አደረገ

1በሦስተኛው ቀን፣ በገሊላ አውራጃ፣ በቃና ከተማ ሰርግ ነበር፤ የኢየሱስም እናት በዚያ ነበረች፤ 2ኢየሱስና ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ወደ ሰርጉ ተጠርተው ነበር። 3የወይን ጠጅ ባለቀ ጊዜም የኢየሱስ እናት፣ “የወይን ጠጅ እኮ አለቀባቸው” አለችው።

4ኢየሱስም፣ “አንቺ ሴት ሆይ፤ ምን አድርግ ትይኛለሽ? ጊዜዬ ገና አልደረሰም” አላት።

5እናቱም በዚያ የነበሩትን አገልጋዮች፣ “የሚላችሁን ሁሉ አድርጉ” አለቻቸው።

6በአይሁድ የመንጻት ሥርዐት መሠረት፣ ከሰባ አምስት እስከ አንድ መቶ ዐሥራ አምስት ሊትር የሚይዙ ከድንጋይ የተሠሩ ስድስት ጋኖች2፥6 በግሪኩ ሁለት ወይም ሦስት እንስራ በዚያ ነበሩ።

7ኢየሱስ አገልጋዮቹን፣ “ጋኖቹን ውሃ ሙሏቸው” አላቸው፤ እነርሱም፣ ጋኖቹን እስከ አፋቸው ሞሏቸው።

8እርሱም፣ “ከላዩ ቀድታችሁ ለድግሱ ኀላፊ ስጡት” አላቸው።

እነርሱም እንዳዘዛቸው አደረጉ። 9የድግሱ ኀላፊም ወደ ወይን ጠጅ የተለወጠውን ውሃ ቀመሰ፤ ሆኖም ከየት እንደ መጣ አላወቀም፤ ውሃውን የቀዱት አገልጋዮች ግን ያውቁ ነበር። እርሱም ሙሽራውን ለብቻው ጠርቶ፣ 10“ሰው ሁሉ በመጀመሪያ የሚያቀርበው ጥሩውን የወይን ጠጅ ነው፤ እንግዶቹም ብዙ ከጠጡ በኋላ መናኛውን የወይን ጠጅ ያቀርባል፤ አንተ ግን ጥሩውን የወይን ጠጅ እስከ አሁን አቈይተሃል” አለው።

11ኢየሱስም ይህን የታምራዊ ምልክቶቹ መጀመሪያ በገሊላ አውራጃ በቃና ከተማ አደረገ፤ ክብሩንም ገለጠ፤ ደቀ መዛሙርቱም በእርሱ አመኑ።

ኢየሱስ ቤተ መቅደስን አጠራ

2፥14-16 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 21፥12፡13፤ ማር 11፥15-17፤ ሉቃ 19፥45፡46

12ከዚህ በኋላ ከእናቱ፣ ከወንድሞቹና ከደቀ መዛሙርቱ ጋር ወደ ቅፍርናሆም ወረደ፤ በዚያም ጥቂት ቀን ተቀመጡ።

13የአይሁድ ፋሲካም እንደ ተቃረበ፣ ኢየሱስ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ወጣ። 14በቤተ መቅደሱ አደባባይ ከብቶችን፣ በጎችንና ርግቦችን የሚሸጡ እንዲሁም ተቀምጠው የገንዘብ ምን ዛሪ የሚያከናውኑ ሰዎች አገኘ። 15የገመድ ጅራፍ አበጅቶ በጎችንና ከብቶችን ሁሉ ከቤተ መቅደሱ ግቢ አባረረ፤ የመንዛሪዎችን ገንዘብ በተነ፤ ጠረጴዞቻቸውንም ገለበጠ። 16ርግብ ሻጮችንም፣ “እነዚህን ከዚህ አስወጧቸው፤ የአባቴን ቤት የንግድ ቤት አታድርጉት!” አላቸው።

17ደቀ መዛሙርቱም፣ “ለቤትህ ያለኝ ቅናት ያቃጥለኛል” ተብሎ የተጻፈው ትዝ አላቸው።

18አይሁድም፣ “ይህን ሁሉ ለማድረግ ሥልጣን እንዳለህ የሚያረጋግጥ ምን ታምራዊ ምልክት ታሳየናለህ?” አሉት።

19ኢየሱስም፣ “ይህን ቤተ መቅደስ አፍርሱት፤ እኔም በሦስት ቀን መልሼ አነሣዋለሁ” ብሎ መለሰላቸው።

20አይሁድም፣ “ይህን ቤተ መቅደስ ለመሥራት አርባ ስድስት ዓመት ፈጅቶአል፤ ታዲያ አንተ እንዴት በሦስት ቀን መልሰህ ታነሣዋለህ?” አሉት። 21ቤተ መቅደስ ሲል ግን፣ ስለ ገዛ ሰውነቱ መናገሩ ነበር። 22ከሙታንም ከተነሣ በኋላ፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ምን እንደ ተናገረ አስታወሱ፤ መጻሕፍትንና ኢየሱስ ያለውንም ቃል አመኑ።

23በፋሲካ በዓል በኢየሩሳሌም ሳለ፣ ብዙ ሰዎች ያደረገውን ታምራት አይተው በስሙ አመኑ፤2፥23 ወይም በእርሱም አመኑ 24ኢየሱስ ግን ሰውን ሁሉ ስለሚያውቅ፣ አይታመንባቸውም ነበር፤ 25በሰው ውስጥ ያለውን ያውቅ ስለ ነበር፣ ማንም ስለ ሰው እንዲመሰክርለት አላስፈለገውም።