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been baptizing with water so that he might
be revealed to Israel.”
32 Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit
descending like a dove from heaven and rest
ing upon him. 33I didn’t know he was the one,
but when God sent me to baptize with water,
he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the
Spirit descend and rest is the one who will
baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34I saw this hap
pen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen
One of God.*”
The First Disciples
35 The following day John was again standing
with two of his disciples. 36As Jesus walked
by, John looked at him and declared, “Look!
There is the Lamb of God!” 37When John’s two
disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.
38 Jesus looked around and saw them fol
lowing. “What do you want?” he asked them.
They replied, “Rabbi” (which means
“Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come and see,” he said. It was about four
o’clock in the afternoon when they went with
him to the place where he was staying, and
they remained with him the rest of the day.
40Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one
of these men who heard what John said and
then followed Jesus. 41Andrew went to find
his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have
found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”*).
42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet
Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said,
“Your name is Simon, son of John—but you
will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”*).
43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Gal
ilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come,
follow me.” 44Philip was from Bethsaida, An
drew and Peter’s hometown.
45 Philip went to look for Nathanael and told
him, “We have found the very person Moses*
and the prophets wrote about! His name is
Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.”
46 “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can
anything good come from Nazareth?”
“Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.
47As they approached, Jesus said, “Now
here is a genuine son of Israel—a man of
48 “How do you know about me?” Nathanael
Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig
tree before Philip found you.”
49 Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you
are the Son of God—the King of Israel!”
50 Jesus asked him, “Do you believe this just
because I told you I had seen you under the
fig tree? You will see greater things than this.”
51 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all
see heaven open and the angels of God going
up and down on the Son of Man, the one who
is the stairway between heaven and earth.*”
The Wedding at Cana
The next day* there was a wedding cele
bration in the village of Cana in Galilee.
Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his
disciples were also invited to the celebration.
3 The wine supply ran out during the festivi
ties, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have
no more wine.”
4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,”
Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
5 But his mother told the servants, “Do
whatever he tells you.”
6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars,
used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each
could hold twenty to thirty gallons.* 7 Jesus
told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.”
When the jars had been filled, 8he said, “Now
dip some out, and take it to the master of
ceremonies.” So the servants followed his
9 When the master of ceremonies tasted
the water that was now wine, not knowing
where it had come from (though, of course,
the servants knew), he called the bride
groom over. 10 “A host always serves the best
wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone
has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less
expensive wine. But you have kept the best
11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee
was the first time Jesus revealed his glory.
And his disciples believed in him.
12After the wedding he went to Capernaum
for a few days with his mother, his brothers,
and his disciples.
*Translation Notes 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was
created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it. 1:6 Greek a
man named John. 1:14a Greek became flesh. 1:14b Or grace
and truth; also in 1:17. 1:16 Or received the grace of Christ
rather than the grace of the law; Greek reads received grace
upon grace. 1:18 Some manuscripts read But the one and
only Son. 1:19 Greek and Levites. 1:21 Greek Are you the
Prophet? See Deut 18:15, 18; Mal 4:56. 1:23 Isa 40:3. 1:26 Or
in; also in 1:31, 33. 1:34 Some manuscripts read the Son of
God. 1:41 Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term)
both mean “anointed one.” 1:42 The names Cephas (from
Aramaic) and Peter (from Greek) both mean “rock.” 1:45 Greek
Moses in the law. 1:51 Greek going up and down on the Son of
Man; see Gen 28:1017. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for
himself. 2:1 Greek On the third day; see 1:35, 43. 2:6 Greek 2 or
3 measures [75 to 113 liters].
Cross-References 1:1 1 Jn 5:20 1:9 1 Jn 2:8 1:12 Rom 8:1516,
29 1:14 Col 2:9 1:17 Exod 31:18 1:19-20 Luke 3:15 1:21 Mal
4:5 1:23 Isa 40:3 1:29 1 Cor 5:7 1:33 Acts 1:5 1:40 Mark 1:16
1:42 1 Pet 2:5 1:43 John 12:2022 1:45 Ezek 34:2324 1:51 Gen
28:12 2:4 John 8:20 2:6 Mark 7:34 2:9 John 4:46 2:11 John
4:54 2:12 Matt 12:4650