The Cleansing Of The Temple

Matthew 21:12-17

12 Then Jesus entered into the temple of God, drove out all those that sold and bought in the temple, overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the stalls of those that sold doves, 13 and said to them, it is written, " my house shall be the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves."

14 Then the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them: 15 but when the chief priests and Scribes saw the wonders that he did, and the young people crying in the temple, "Hosanna to the son of David;" they were full of indignation. 16 and said to him, do you hear what they say? yes, said Jesus; have ye never read, "out of the mouth of babes and sucklings I will make a consort of praise?"

17 then leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany, where he stay'd that night.

Mark 11:15-19

15 Being arrived at Jerusalem, Jesus went into the temple, and began to turn out those that bought and sold there; he overthrew the table of Money-changers, and the stalls of those that sold doves. 16 nor would he suffer any baggage to be carried thro' the temple.

17 at the same time he explained himself to them in these words, is it not written, "my house shall be called a house of prayer to all nations?" but ye have made it a harbour for thieves. 18 the Scribes and Pharisees upon hearing this consulted together how to destroy him; but they stood in awe of him, because all the people were strangely affected with his doctrine.

19 but at night Jesus withdrew from the city.

Luke 19:45-48

45 As soon as he entred into the temple, he drove out the sellers and buyers there: telling them it is written, 46 "my house is a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves."

47 and he instructed the people daily in the temple, while the chief priests, the Scribes, and the rulers of the people, were contriving to take away his life. 48 but they could not find the means of effecting it; for all the populace were strongly attach'd to his doctrine.

John 2:14-22

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.