Day 70

John 2

 

2:1 The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there.

 

2:2 Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage.

 

2:3 When the wine ran out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."

 

2:4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come."

 

2:5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever he says to you, do it."

 

2:6 Now there were six waterpots of stone set thereafter the Jews' manner of purifying, containing twenty to thirty gallons  apiece.

 

2:7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." They filled them up to the brim.

 

2:8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast." So they took it.

 

2:9 When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and didn't know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom,

 

2:10 and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. You have kept the good wine until now!"

 

2:11 This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

 

2:12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they stayed there a few days.

 

2:13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

 

2:14 He found in the temple those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting.

 

2:15 He made a whip of cords, and threw all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables.

 

2:16 To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!"

 

2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will eat me up."

 

2:18 The Jews therefore answered him, "What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?"

 

2:19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

 

2:20 The Jews therefore said, "Forty-six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days?"

 

2:21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.

 

2:22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he said this, and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

 

2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, observing his signs which he did.

 

2:24 But Jesus didn't trust himself to them, because he knew everyone,

 

2:25 and because he didn't need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

 

1 Peter 1

 

1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as foreigners in the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

 

1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

 

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

 

1:4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven for you,

 

1:5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

 

1:6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in various trials,

 

1:7 that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ--

 

1:8 whom not having known you love; in whom, though now you don't see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory--

 

1:9 receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

 

1:10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,

 

1:11 searching for who or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ, which was in them, pointed to, when he predicted the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that would follow them.

 

1:12 To them it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you, they ministered these things, which now have been announced to you through those who preached the Good News to you by the Holy Spirit sent out from heaven; which things angels desire to look into.

 

1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ--

 

1:14 as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,

 

1:15 but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior;

 

1:16 because it is written, "You shall be holy; for I am holy."

 

1:17 If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear:

 

1:18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,

 

1:19 but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ;

 

1:20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,

 

1:21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

 

1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:

 

1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and remains forever.

 

1:24 For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;

 

1:25 but the Lord's word endures forever."  This is the word of Good News which was preached to you.

 

1 Peter 2

 

2:1 Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking,

 

2:2 as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,

 

2:3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious:

 

2:4 coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.

 

2:5 You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

2:6 Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."

 

2:7 For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone,"

 

2:8 and, "a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense."  For they stumble at the word, being disobedient, to which also they were appointed.

 

2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

 

2:10 who in time past were no people, but now are God's people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

 

2:11 Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

 

2:12 having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.

 

2:13 Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

 

2:14 or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.

 

2:15 For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

 

2:16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.

 

2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

 

2:18 Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.

 

2:19 For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.

 

2:20 For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.

 

2:21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,

 

2:22 who did not sin, "neither was deceit found in his mouth."

 

2:23 Who, when he was cursed, didn't curse back. When he suffered, didn't threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;

 

2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.


2:25 For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.