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Isaiah 62:1-5 (NRSV)


1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.

2 The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.

3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.

5 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.


John 2:1-8 (NRSV)


1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’

4 And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’

5 His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’

6 Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

7 Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim.

8 He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it.

 

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