Jesus Cleanses the Temple
h So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold i doves.
And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple.
Then He taught, saying to them, "Is it not written, j 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations' ? But you have made it a k 'den of thieves.' "
And l the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because m all the people were astonished at His teaching.
When evening had come, He went out of the city.
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Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts.
Matthew 21:12 - 16
Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
Luke 19:45 - 47
Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it.
John 2:13 - 16
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And two turtledoves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford: one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.
Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, " says the LORD.
The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying.
Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them.
But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.
And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him.
And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching.
And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, "Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands!
And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.