John 2:13-25 - Jesus Throws Merchants And Moneychangers Out Of The Temple Courtyard

13 for the Jews passover being nigh, Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 where he found in the temple those that sold oxen, sheep, and doves, besides the changers of money, who were sitting there. 15 upon which he made a whip of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with their sheep, and oxen; and threw about the changers money, and over-set the tables; and said to the dove-sellers, 16 away with these things; make not my father's house a market-house.

17 which put his disciples in mind of that passage, "my zeal for thine house does prey upon me."

18 whereupon the Jews said, what miracle can you show to justify your behaviour?

19 Jesus answered them, saying, destroy this temple, and within three days I will raise it up.

20 to this said the Jews, forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 but by the temple he meant his body. 22 and when he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembred that expression of his: and they believed the scripture, and what Jesus had said.

23 Now whilst he was in Jerusalem at the feast of the passover, many believed in him when they saw the miracles which he did. 24 but Jesus did not trust his person with them, because he knew them all. 25 and he did not want any information concerning man: for he knew of himself the secret of their hearts.