Jesus Cleanses the Temple
m Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
n And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business.
When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables.
And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make o My Father's house a house of merchandise!"
Then His disciples remembered that it was written, p "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up."
So the Jews answered and said to Him, q "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?"
Jesus answered and said to them, r "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
But He was speaking s of the temple of His body.
Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, t His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
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So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.
Deuteronomy 16:1 - 6
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
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.
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.
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 doves.
Then He taught, saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations' ? But you have made it a 'den of thieves.'
Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it.
And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?
Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.
Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?
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1 Corinthians 15:4
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1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
A Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.
And they remembered His words.
Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.
His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.