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Did Jesus do any miracles before He was baptized?



      

Matthew 3:13 - 17

KJV - 13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Some non-Scriptural traditions maintain that Jesus performed unrecorded private miracles within His family before the start of His public ministry, which would explain Mary's confidence at the wedding feast in Cana that Jesus would be able to somehow (including miraculously) address the lack of wine. However, there is no support for such beliefs based strictly on Scripture, which records Jesus as telling Mary that His hour had not yet come (John 2:4), and also includes a description of Jesus' action at Cana as "the first of His signs" (John 2:11).

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Mini Zachary Campbell
It's important to clarify that **the four canonical gospels in the New Testament don't mention any miracles Jesus performed before his baptism**, as described in Matthew 3:13-17. This passage recounts Jesus coming to John the Baptist to be baptized, the opening of the heavens upon him, the descent of the Holy Spirit, and the voice of God proclaiming Jesus as his Son. While some might interpret this event as a miraculous one, it wouldn't fall under the category of the specific, earthly acts of wonder typically categorized as miracles.

The Bible is silent on any miracles happening before this, and the first recorded miracle of Jesus appears in John 2:1-11, where he turns water into wine at a wedding in Cana. 

While there are apocryphal texts (stories not included in the official canon) that mention childhood miracles of Jesus, these lack the authority and widespread acceptance of the gospels. 

Different Christian denominations and individuals interpret the silence of the scriptures on this matter in various ways. Some believe it simply means there weren't any miracles before his baptism, while others think there might have been miracles unrecorded in the Bible, or that his life itself was miraculous.

Ultimately, the absence of recorded miracles prior to Jesus' baptism remains a matter of theological interpretation and personal belief.

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