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John 2:1-11

2007-01-10 — ‘On that mountain…a feast of aged wine. And all the people will say, “TO-GA! TO-GA! TO-GA!”’ – Isaiah 25 (Dartmouth translation)

BIBLE PASSAGE — On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. — Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Series C


  1. Ann Klavano — 6101 days ago #

    Interesting cartoon as always. What I really like is the Isaiah translation – Darmouth seems to know how to do meaning translation, not word to word!

  2. Jim — 6101 days ago #

    Yeah, who knew that Bluto was a Biblical scholar?

  3. Rob — 6101 days ago #

    Now, were they Imperial gallons, or American gallons? Then again after 120 to 180 of them – who would have cared!

  4. Bindu — 6094 days ago #

    This is attributed to Lord Byron as a child writing an essay on the Wedding of Cana, “Water blushed when she saw her Master”.

  5. Federico Ramos — 2337 days ago #

    this is nice!


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