Matthew 21:12-17 - The Cleansing Of The Temple

Matthew 21:12-17

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that bought and sold in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves. 13 And said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.'"

14 And the blind and the halt came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 When the chief priests and scribes saw the marvels that he did; and the children crying in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the son of David"; they disdained, 16 and said unto him, "Hearest thou what these say?" Jesus said unto them, "Yea, have ye never read, 'Of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast ordained praise?'"

17 And he left them, and went out of the city unto Bethany, and had his abiding there.

Mark 11:15-19

15 And they came to Jerusalem, and Jesus went into the temple: and began to cast out the sellers and buyers in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the stools of them that sold doves: 16 and would not suffer that any man carried a vessel through the temple.

17 And he taught, saying unto them, "Is it not written, how that my house shall be called 'The house of prayer unto all nations?' But ye have made it a den of thieves." 18 And the scribes and high priests heard it and sought how to destroy him. For they feared him, because all the people marveled at his doctrine.

19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

Luke 19:45-48

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought, 46 saying unto them, "It is written, 'My house is the house of prayer.' But ye have made it a den of thieves."

47 And he taught daily in the temple. The high priests and the scribes and the chief of the people, went about to destroy him; 48 but could not find what to do. For all the people stuck by him. And gave him audience.

John 2:14-22

14 and found sitting in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep, and doves, and changers of money sitting. 15 And he made a scourge of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables. 16 And said unto them that sold doves, "Have these things hence, and make not my father's house a house of merchandise."

17 And his disciples remembered, how that it was written, "The zeal of thine house, hath even eaten me."

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, "What token showest thou unto us, seeing that thou dost these things?"

19 Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will rear it up again."

20 Then said the Jews, "Forty six years was this temple a building: and wilt thou raise it up in three days?"

21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 As soon, therefore, as he was risen from death again, his disciples remembered that he thus said unto them. And they believed the scripture, and the words which Jesus had said.