Life of Jesus
A House of Merchandise
- Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
- And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the
moneychangers doing business.
- When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with
the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the
- And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My
Father's house a house of merchandise!"
- Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has
eaten Me up."
- So the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You
do these things?"
- Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I
will raise it up."
- Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and
will You raise it up in three days?"
- But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
- Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He
had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus
- Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed
in His name when they saw the signs which He did.
- But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men,
- and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.