The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

18. The Wedding at Cana; Tarrying in Galilee

        1On the third daya there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2Jesus was also invited to the marriage, with his disciples. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
        4And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what has that to do with me? My time has not yet come.”
        5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
        6Nearby stood six stone water pots, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 9When the steward of the feast tasted the water, now become wine, and did not know where it came from, the steward of the feast called the bridegroom, 10and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
        11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
        12After this he went down to Capernaum with his disciples.
        13He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulum and Naphtali.b 14And what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah was fulfilled: 15“Land of Zebulum and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—16the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
        (Jn. 2:1–6, 9–12; Mt. 4:13–16)

a   “On the third day”—After the return of Jesus to John's camp. (See Ch. 16.)

b   “Zebulum and Naphtali”—Ancient names for the territory of Galilee.

Jn. 2:4   what has that to / what have you to (RSV)
Jn. 2:6   NIV
Jn. 2:9   from, the / from (although the servants who had drawn the water knew), the (RSV)
Jn. 2:12  his disciples. / his mother and his brothers and his disciples. (RSV)
Mt. 4:13  He / and leaving Nazareth he (RSV)
Mt. 4:14   Isaiah 9:1–2 • And what / that what (RSV) • Isaiah was fulfilled: / Isaiah might be fulfilled: (RSV)   (137:3–5/1527–31)