Yesu Ahudhuria Harusi Mjini Kana

Siku ya tatu kulikuwa na harusi katika mji wa Kana ulioko Galilaya. Mama yake Yesu alikuwapo na Yesu pamoja na wanafunzi wake walikuwa wamealikwa pia. Divai ilipowaishia, mama yake Yesu alimwambia, “Hawana divai.” Yesu akamjibu, “Mama, mbona unanihusisha kwenye jambo hili? Wakati wangu bado haujafika.” Mama yake akawaambia watumishi, “Lo lote atakalowaambia, fanyeni. ” Basi ilikuwapo hapo mitungi sita ya kuwekea maji ya kunawa, kufuatana na desturi ya Wayahudi ya kutawadha. Kila mtungi ungeweza kujazwa kwa madebe sita au saba ya maji. Yesu akawaambia wale watumishi, “Ijazeni mitungi hiyo maji.” Wakaijaza mpaka juu. Kisha akawaambia, “Sasa choteni maji kidogo mumpelekee mkuu wa sherehe.” Wakachota, wakampelekea. Yule mkuu wa sherehe akayaonja yale maji ambayo yalikuwa yame geuka kuwa divai. Hakujua divai hiyo imetoka wapi ingawa wale watumishi waliochota yale maji walifahamu. Basi akamwita bwana harusi kando 10 akamwambia, “Watu wote huwapa wageni divai nzuri kwanza kisha wakianza kutosheka huwaletea divai hafifu.

Imekuwaje wewe ukaiweka divai nzuri mpaka sasa?”

11 Hii ilikuwa ishara ya kwanza aliyofanya Yesu. Muujiza huu ulifanyika katika mji wa Kana huko Galilaya, ambako Yesu alidhi hirisha utukufu wake, na wanafunzi wake wakamwamini. 12 Baada ya haya, Yesu pamoja na mama yake, ndugu zake na wanafunzi wake, walikwenda Kapernaumu ambapo alikaa kwa siku chache.

Yesu Alitakasa Hekalu

13 Ilipokaribia sikukuu ya Wayahudi iitwayo Pasaka, Yesu alikwenda Yerusalemu. 14 Alipoingia Hekaluni aliwakuta watu wakiuza ng’ombe, kondoo na njiwa, na wengine wamekaa kwenye meza zao wakifanya biashara ya kubadilishana fedha. 15 Akatengeneza mjeledi wa kamba akawafukuza wote kutoka Hekaluni pamoja na kon doo na ng’ombe; akazipindua meza za wale waliokuwa wakibadilish ana fedha na kuzimwaga fedha zao. 16 Akawaambia wale waliokuwa wakiuza njiwa, “Watoeni hapa! Mnathubutuje kuifanya nyumba ya Baba yangu kuwa soko?” 17 Wanafunzi wake wakakumbuka kuwa Maan diko yalisema: “Upendo wangu kwa nyumba yako utaniangamiza.”

18 Viongozi wa Wayahudi wakamwuliza, “Unaweza kutuonyesha ishara gani kuthibitisha una mamlaka ya kufanya mambo haya?”

19 Yesu akawajibu, “Livunjeni hili Hekalu, nami nitalijenga tena kwa siku tatu!”

20 Wale Wayahudi wakamjibu, “Hekalu hili lilijengwa kwa muda wa miaka arobaini na sita. Wewe unasema unaweza kulijenga kwa siku tatu?”

21 Lakini yeye aliposema ‘Hekalu’ alikuwa anazungumzia mwili wake. 22 Kwa hiyo alipofufuliwa kutoka kwa wafu, wanafunzi wake walikumbuka maneno haya; wakayaamini Maandiko na yale maneno ali yosema Yesu.

23 Yesu alipokuwa Yerusalemu kwenye sikukuu ya Pasaka, watu wengi waliona ishara za ajabu alizokuwa akifanya, wakamwamini. 24 Lakini Yesu hakuwa na imani nao kwa sababu aliwajua binadamu wote. 25 Hakuhitaji mtu ye yote amwambie lo lote kuhusu bina damu. Alijua yote yaliyokuwa mioyoni mwao.

Jesus Changes Water Into Wine

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.(A) Jesus’ mother(B) was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Woman,[a](C) why do you involve me?”(D) Jesus replied. “My hour(E) has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”(F)

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing,(G) each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]

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

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

They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.(H) He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and 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.”

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

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

Jesus Clears the Temple Courts(O)

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover,(P) Jesus went up to Jerusalem.(Q) 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves,(R) and others sitting at tables exchanging money.(S) 15 So 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. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house(T) into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”[c](U)

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

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

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

23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival,(AC) many people saw the signs(AD) he was performing and believed(AE) in his name.[d] 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind,(AF) for he knew what was in each person.(AG)

Footnotes

  1. John 2:4 The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect.
  2. John 2:6 Or from about 75 to about 115 liters
  3. John 2:17 Psalm 69:9
  4. John 2:23 Or in him

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