Understanding the Scriptures
|Firkins (v. 6)||A firkin was about nine gallons, so each pot contained 18–27 gallons|
|Bare (v. 8)||Carried|
|Manifested forth (v. 11)||Showed|
|Scourge (v. 15)||Whip|
|Hence (v. 16)||Out of here|
John 2:4—“Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come”
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study John 2.
Water into Wine
Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote that the wine spoken of in John 2:1–11 was a drink made from the “‘fruit of the vine’ (Matt. 26:29), a light, sweet wine (normally unfermented); eaten with bread it was one of the staple foods of the day” (Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 1:136).
What effect did this miracle have on Jesus’ followers? (see v. 11).
What did they (and you) learn about Jesus from what He did in this story?
Cleansing the Temple
According to John 2:13–17, what did Jesus do that upset so many people? Why?
What does this account teach us about how Jesus wants us to treat God’s sacred buildings?
List three things you could do to show more reverence for a house of God.