The Wedding at Cana 在迦拿的婚礼

第三天,在加利利的迦拿有婚筵,耶稣的母亲在那里;耶稣和门徒也被邀请参加婚筵。

酒用尽了,耶稣的母亲对他说:“他们没有酒了。”

耶稣说:“母亲(“母亲”原文作“妇人”),我跟你有什么关系呢?我的时候还没有到。”

他母亲告诉仆人说:“他吩咐你们什么,就作什么。”

在那里有六口石缸,每口可盛两三桶水,是为犹太人行洁净礼用的。耶稣吩咐仆人:“把缸都倒满水!”他们就倒满了,直到缸口。耶稣又吩咐他们:“现在舀出来,送给筵席的总管!”他们就送去了。

总管尝了那水变的酒,不知道是从哪里来的,只有舀水的仆人知道。总管就叫新郎来,对他说:“人人都是先摆上好酒,等到亲友喝够了,才摆上次等的,你倒把好酒留到现在。”

这是耶稣所行的第一件神迹,是在加利利的迦拿行的。他显出了自己的荣耀,他的门徒就信了他。

这事以后,耶稣和母亲、弟弟、门徒,都下到迦百农去,在那里住了没有几天。

(圣经 约翰福音 2:1 ~ 12,新译本)


讨论问题

1. 在这个婚礼的筵席上发生了什么问题?发生这样的问题是不是一件很丢面子的事情?你是否曾经听到过有类似的问题发生?

2. 一加仑的体积以你常用的单位是多少?故事中那六个石缸的总体积是多少?

3. 耶稣是怎样解决这个问题的?你是不是觉得耶稣只是一个魔术师?

4. 你是否听到过耶稣这个名字?如果听到过的话,请告诉大家你所听到的内容。

5. 为什么他的门徒就信他了?他们到底是信了他什么?

6. 你是不是觉得耶稣称他的母亲“女人”,并且说“我跟你有什么关系”是很不礼貌的?你认为耶稣为什么要这样对他的母亲说话?





The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 

The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled,  he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.

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 bridegroom over.  “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 until now!”

This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

 After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples.

(John 2: 1 ~ 12, NLT)


Discussion Questions:

1. What was the problem at that wedding banquet? Would it be humiliating to have this kind of problem? Have you ever had this kind of problem?

2. What is the volume of a gallon in your familiar unit? How much is the total volume of the six stone water jars?

3. How did Jesus solve the problem? Do you think that Jesus is just a magician? Why and why not?

4. Have you heard the name of Jesus before? If you did, please tell us what you heard.

5. Why did his followers believe in him? What is it that they believed about him?

6. Do you think Jesus was being rude to his mother when he called her, “woman” and asked her, “what does this have to do with me?” Why would he speak to her like this?

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