(From: JOHN #10 - 4:43-54)
IV. 4:43-54 SECOND SIGN OF JESUS IN GALILEE
1. 4:43-45 JESUS RETURNS TO GALILEE
a. 4:43 And after the two days he went forth from there into :Galilee.
MeTA de tas DUo heMEras eXELthen eKEIthen eis ten Ga-liLAIan.
b. 4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own :country.
auTOS gar IeSOUS e-marTUre-sen , HOti proPHEtes  en te iDIa paTRIdi tiMEN  ouk Echei.
c. 4:45 JERUSALEM SIGNS OPEN DOOR TO JESUS IN GALILEE
HOte oun ELthen eis ten Ga-liLAIan, eDExan-to auTON hoi Ga-liLAIoi,
When therefore he came into :Galilee, the Galileans received him,
PANta he-o-raKOtes  HOsa ePOIe-sen en Ie-ro-soLUmois en tehe-orTE:
having seen all the thingsthat he did in Jerusalem at the feast:
kai auTOI gar ELthon eis ten he-orTEN.
for they also went unto the feast.
2. 4:46-54 SECOND SIGN HERE - HEALING NOBLEMAN'S SON
a. 4:46a He came therefore again unto :Cana of :Galilee, where he made the water wine.
ELthen oun PAlin eis ten KaNA tes Ga-liLAIas, HOpou ePOIe-sen to HUdor OInon.
b. 4:46b And therewas a certain nobleman, whose :son was sick at Capernaum.
kai EN tis ba-si-liKOS, hou ho huiOS esTHEnei en Ka-phar-naOUM.
c. 4:47 HE ASKS JESUS TO HEAL HIS SON
HOUtos aKOUsas HOti IeSOUS HEkei ek tes IouDAIas eis ten Ga-liLAIan,
This manheard that Jesus was come out of :Judea into :Galilee,
aPELthen  pros auTON, kai eROta  HIna ka-taBE,
andhe went unto him, and asked that he come down,
kai 'IAse-tai  auTOU ton huiON; Emel-len gar a-poTHNEskein .
and heal his :son; for he was at death's point.
d. 4:48 :Jesus therefore said unto him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will in nowise believe.
EIpen oun ho IeSOUS pros auTON, E-AN me seMEIa kai TEra-ta  Ide-te, ou me piSTEUse-te.
e. 4:49 The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down before my little :child die.
LEgei pros auTON ho ba-si-liKOS, KUri-e, kaTAbe-thi prin a-po-thaNEIN to paiDIon  mou.
f. 4:50a :Jesus said to him, Go, your :son lives.
LEgei auTOho IeSOUS, poREUou, ho huiOS sou ze.
g. 4:50b The man believed the word that :Jesus spoke to him, and he went away.
ePIsteu-sen ho ANthro-pos to LOgo hon EIpen auTO ho IeSOUS, kai e-poREUe-to .
h. 4:51 HIS FAITH IS CONFIRMED
Edede auTOU ka-taBAInon-tos ,
But as he was already going down,
hoi DOUloi auTOU huPENte-san  auTO, LEgon-tes, HOti ho pais auTOU ze.
his :bondmen met him, saying, that his :boy lived.
i. 4:52a He inquired therefore of them the hour when he began to amend.
ePUthe-to oun ten HOran par' auTON en hekomPSOte-ron ESchen .
j. 4:52b They said therefore to him [that], Yesterday at theseventh hour the fever left him.
EIpan oun auTO [HOti], EchTHES HOran hebDOmen aPHEken auTON ho pu-reTOS .
k. 4:53 THE TWO TIMES MESHED
EGno oun ho paTER HOti eKEIne te HOra
The father therefore knew that it wasat that :hour
en he EIpen auTO IeSOUS, Ho huiOS sou ze: kai ePIsteu-sen auTOS, kai he oiKIa  auTOU HOle.
in which :Jesus said unto him, Your :son lives: and himself believed, and his whole :house.
l. 4:54 Now this is again a second sign that :Jesus did coming out of :Judea into :Galilee.
TOUto de PAlin DEUte-ron seMEIon ePOIe-sen ho IeSOUS elTHON ek tes IouDAIas eis ten Ga-liLAIan.
NOTE: The signsof Jesus caused belief in observers; and among believers, turned them into disciples. In the Great Commission, it was disciplesthat Jesus commanded his “twelve” to make.
In the Gospel of John, 7 “signs” performed by Jesus are recorded. The turning of water into wine in Cana of Galilee had a profound effect on Jesus' twelve! This second sign also in Cana of Galilee in the passage above, had a profound effect upon a nobleman and his household. It is a preview of Acts 16:31, when the earthquake that freed all the prisoners in the Philippian jail - caused the jailer when he found none took advantage of this to escape, fell at the feet of Paul and Silas, and asked - “Sirs - What must I do to be saved?”And Paul responded, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, and your house!”These two passages are then indeed parallel. Household salvation emerged in both cases as the result of miraculous signs.
Some students of the Gospel of John have shown how the 7 signs of Jesus that John was ledto record, each have a separate spiritual truth to proclaim.
For the nobleman in sign number two, it was learning that the fever left his little son and he began to amend - on the very hourthat Jesus said to him, “Go, your :son lives!” God knows that many human beings are profoundly touched when they learn of such exact timing behind a miracle classed as a “sign” that we see here.
For the entire church age of 2000 years then, it is quite appropriate to believe the last few verses of the Gospel of Mark 16:17-18 as spoken by Jesus - “And these signs shall followthem that have believed: in my name they shall...” and then our Lord mentions 5 signs that would foster belief and discipleship in the lives of hearers. This passage ends up with a fulfillment of the prophetic words of Jesus - “And THEY went forth, andpreached everywhere, the Lordworking with them, and confirming the wordby the signsthat followed” (Mark 16:20).
No other passage in Scripture has been so attacked by Satan as the last 12 verses of Mark. Ivan Panin through the results of his discovery of God's Bible Numerics in 1890 - declares that if any portion of Scripture could be omitted, Mark 16:9-20 would be the very lastto go. Morenumerical phenomena appear in this passagethan in any other portion of Scripture. - J.A.W.