Cleansing the Temple

15 They came to Jerusalem,(A) and he went into the temple(B) and began to throw out those buying and selling. He overturned the tables of the money changers(C) and the chairs of those selling doves, 16 and would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple. 17 He was teaching them: “Is it not written,(D) My house(E) will be called a house of prayer(F) for all nations?[a] But you have made it a den of thieves!”[b](G)

18 The chief priests and the scribes(H) heard it and started looking for a way to kill him. For they were afraid(I) of him, because the whole crowd was astonished by his teaching.

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Footnotes

  1. 11:17 Is 56:7
  2. 11:17 Jr 7:11

Cleansing the Temple

45 He(A) went into the temple and began to throw out those who were selling,[a] 46 and he said, “It is written, my house will be a house of prayer,(B) but you have made it a den of thieves!”[b](C)

47 Every day he was teaching(D) in the temple. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people were looking for a way to kill(E) him,

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Footnotes

  1. 19:45 Other mss add and buying in it
  2. 19:46 Is 56:7; Jr 7:11

14 In the temple(A) he found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and he also found the money changers sitting there. 15 After making a whip out of cords,(B) he drove everyone out of the temple with their sheep(C) and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables. 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning my Father’s(D) house(E) into a marketplace!”[a](F)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:16 Lit a house of business

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