(23) Jesus’ First Miracle
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding, 3and when they wanted wine, His mother said to Him, “They have no wine.”
4”Woman,” Jesus said to her, “what do I have to do with you? My hour has not yet come.”
5His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
6Now there were six stone waterpots setting there, the kind the Jews use for their purification, each one able to hold two or three firkins.1
7”Fill the waterpots with water,” Jesus said to them. And when they had filled them up to the brim, 8He said, “Now draw some out and take it to the governor of the feast.” So they took it.
9When the one in charge of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, not knowing where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone else serves the best wine first. And when everyone is full, the inferior is served. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
11This miracle at Cana in Galilee was the beginning of Jesus’ miracles. 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, but they stayed there only a few days.
(23) Jesus’ First Miracle
John 2:1-12 (KJV)
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
 About twenty to thirty gallons each.
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