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Reformation Study Bible – John 4:54
John 4:54

4:54 second sign. While Jesus had performed many other signs (2:23), this is the second that took place at Cana in Galilee (cf. 2:11). The repetition of “your son will live” (vv. 50, 53) shows the purpose of the sign is to reveal that Jesus has the power to give life. Corresponding to this repetition is the progression of the official’s faith (vv. 48, 50, 53). This focus on life through the power of Jesus’ word prepares the reader for the following discourse on life through the Son (5:19–30).