62:1 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
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.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a
royal diadem in the hand of your God.
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.
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.
36:5 Your steadfast love, O
LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments
are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take
refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink
from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
O continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your
salvation to the upright of heart!
12:1 Now concerning
spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be
You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led
astray to idols that could not speak.
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the
Spirit of God ever says "Let Jesus be cursed!" and no
one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who
activates all of them in everyone.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common
To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to
another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing
by the one Spirit,
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to
another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of
tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to
each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
2:1 On the third day there
was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was
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
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.