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Biblical Studies/Christianity/John 2

Reconstructing "THE TRUTH" with P52 Greek Fragment of John 18:37

Chapter 2

verses 1-4 (done)Edit

1 Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there.

2 Jesus and His disciples were also invited.

3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to her son, "They have no wine."

4 Jesus said, "Dear woman, what is it to you or to me. My hour has not yet come."

verses 5-8 (done)Edit

5 His mother instructed the servants, "Whatever He says, do it."

6 Six waterpots of stone were set out in the manner of Judean ceremonial washing, each about twenty gallons.

7 Jesus told the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And they filled them to the brim.

8 Then He said, "Now, take a portion to the table-master." And they did.

verses 9-12 (done)Edit

9 When the master had tasted the water made wine without knowing the source, (albeit, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom:

10 and said, "The usual host at the very beginning serves good wine, and when the guests have drunk freely, then the inferior; but you saved the best until last."

11 Jesus performed this, the first of His [miraculous] signs, at Cana in Galilee; and as He revealed His glory, His disciples believed in Him.

12 After Cana He went down to Capernaum with His mother and brothers, and His disciples; and they spent a few days there.

verses 13-16 (done)Edit

13 Just about this time, the yearly Judean Passover was approaching and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14 In the temple He found the sellers of oxen and sheep and doves: and the moneychangers were also sitting there.

15 And when He had plaited a whip of rushes, He drove those selling oxen and sheep out of the temple, and poured out the changers' money, and overturned the tables.

16 Then, He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away. Do not make My Father's house, a house of merchandise."

verses 17-20 (done)Edit

17 And His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR GOD'S HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME” (Ps. 69:9).

18 But the Judean hierarchy issued a challenge, "Give us a sign for doing such things."

19 Jesus said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

20 The hierarchs replied, "Forty-six years was this temple in building, and you will rebuild it in three days?"

verses 21-25 (done)Edit

21 Though, here, He spoke of the temple of His body.

22 So when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the [prophetic] words of Jesus.

23 Now when He was in Jerusalem, at the Festival Feast of the Passover, many became believers in Him through watching witnessing the miracles He performed.

24 Yet, Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew them all,

25 and did not need any one's testimony concerning a man the people, for He of Himself knew what was in the man human nature.

The Updated Modernity Version (Parallel, Annotated) John 2Edit

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THE NEW TESTAMENT

Gospel of JOHN
Updated King James Version Greek Word Pictures
(Strong's Number)
The Updated Modernity Version Aramism or
Margin
Comment
2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: wedding [festival] took place
γαμος (1062) εγενετο
1 Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. Kefr Kenna: 5 miles N.E. of 
Nazareth 
2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. invited also
εκληθη (2564) και
2 Jesus and His disciples were also invited. A family affair
GR.Iesous AR.Yeshua
2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus says unto him, They have no wine. lacking                       wine
υστερησαντος (5302) οινου
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to her son, "They have no wine." Last words: Mother to son
2:4 Jesus says unto her, Woman, what have I to do with you? mine hour is not yet come. O, Woman
     γυναι (1135)
4 Jesus said, "Dear woman, what is it to you or to me. My hour has not yet come." Maternal authority must end.
2:5 His mother says unto the servants, Whatsoever he says unto you, do it. to the waiters [at table]
τοις διακονοις (1249)
5 His mother instructed the servants, "Whatever He says, do it." Matriarch prevails:
Son rises to occasion.
2:6 And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. [liq.] measures two or three
μετρητας (3355) δυο η τρεις 
6 Six waterpots of stone were set out in the manner of Judean ceremonial washing, each about twenty gallons. ceremonial cleansing of the hands
2:7 Jesus says unto them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. Fill full
γεμισατε (1072)
7 Jesus told the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And they filled them to the brim.  
2:8 And he says unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. Draw [water] out now
Αντλησατε (501) νυν
8 Then He said, "Now, take a portion to the table-master." And they did. wine: result of pouring
2:9 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, calls the bridegroom
φωνει τον νυμφιον (3566)
9 When the master had tasted the water made wine without knowing the source, (albeit, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom: social affair: fruit of the vine
2:10 And says unto him, Every man at the beginning does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now. then the lesser
τοτε τον ελασσω (1640)
10 and said, "The usual host at the very beginning serves good wine, and when the guests have drunk freely, then the inferior; but you saved the best until last."  
2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. glory his
δοξαν (1391) αυτου
11 Jesus performed this, the first of His [miraculous] signs, at Cana in Galilee; and as He revealed His glory, His disciples believed in Him.
glory to God
2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days. not many days
ου πολλας ημερας (2250)
12 After Cana He went down to Capernaum with His mother and brothers, and His disciples; and they spent a few days there. Capernaum: below sea-level
2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Passover [Pasca]
Πασχα (3957)
13 Just about this time, the yearly Judean Passover was approaching and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Jerusalem: elevated
2:14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: in the temple [outer]
εν τω ιερω (2413)
14 In the temple He found the sellers of oxen and sheep and doves: and the moneychangers were also sitting there.  
2:15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; scourge        of   cords
φραγελλιον εκ σχοινιων
                        (4979)
15 And when He had plaited cords into a whip, He drove those selling oxen and sheep out of the temple, and poured out the changers' money, and overturned the tables. MK. 11:15-17
2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things behind; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. house-market [emporium]
οικον εμποριου (1712)
16 Then, He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away. Do not make My Father's house, a house of merchandise." Jerome: “majesty of Godhead gleamed”
2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of yours house has eaten me up. that being written
οτι γεγραμμενον (1125)
17 And His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR GOD'S HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME” (Ps. 69:9).  
2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign show you unto us, seeing that you do these things? What sign
Τι σημειον (4592)
18 But the Judean hierarchy issued a challenge, "Give us a sign for doing such things." Gospel of John:
The Book of Signs and no small miracle
2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Loosen the sanctuary    this 
Λυσατε τον ναον (3485)
                                 τουτον 
19 Jesus said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Messianic authority:
An enigma to all
2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rear it up in three days? and will you
και συ (1473)
20 The hierarchs replied, "Forty-six years was this temple in building, and you will rebuild it in three days?" Temple: begun 20 B.C.E.

You: upstart
2:21 But he spoke of the temple of his body. he had been speaking
εκεινος δε ελεγε (3004)
21 Though, here, He spoke of the temple of His body. Sign language
for the uninitiated
2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word (o. logos) which Jesus had said. they believed the scripture
επιστευσαν τη γραφη
                        (1124)
22 So when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the [prophetic] words of Jesus. Here: afterthought is forethought.
2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.   into   name his [person]
εισ το ονομα (3686) αυτου
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem, at the Feast of the Passover, many became believers in Him through witnessing the miracles He performed. AR. name = the person = Him
2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, knowing all [people]
γινωσκειν (1097) παντας
24 Yet, Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew them all,  
2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. what [rare use] was in
τι (5101) ην εν
25 and did not need any testimony concerning the people, for He of Himself knew what was in human nature. What: is divine knowledge.