Bible: John 2:12-22

Cleansing the Temple

2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum 1  with his mother and brothers 2  and his disciples, and they stayed there a few days. 2:13 Now the Jewish feast of Passover 3  was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 4 

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He found in the temple courts 6  those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting at tables. 7  2:15 So he made a whip of cords 8  and drove them all out of the temple courts, 9  with the sheep and the oxen. He scattered the coins of the money changers 10  and overturned their tables. 2:16 To those who sold the doves he said, “Take these things away from here! Do not make 11  my Father’s house a marketplace! 12  2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal 13  for your house will devour me.” 14 

2:18 So then the Jewish leaders 15  responded, 16 What sign can you show us, since you are doing these things? 17  2:19 Jesus replied, 18 Destroy 19  this temple and in three days I will raise it up again.” 2:20 Then the Jewish leaders 20  said to him, “This temple has been under construction 21  for forty-six years, 22  and are you going to raise it up in three days? 2:21 But Jesus 23  was speaking about the temple of his body. 24  2:22 So after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture 25  and the saying 26  that Jesus had spoken.

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