John 2:13-22 “Je­sus Cleanses the Tem­ple”

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13The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Je­sus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the tem­ple he found those who were sell­ing oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-chang­ers at their busi­ness. 15And mak­ing a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the tem­ple; and he poured out the coins of the money-chang­ers and over­turned their ta­bles. 16And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; you shall not make my Fa­ther's house a house of trade." 17His dis­ci­ples re­mem­bered that it was writ­ten, "Zeal for thy house will con­sume me." 18The Jews then said to him, "What sign have you to show us for do­ing this?" 19Je­sus an­swered them, "De­stroy this tem­ple, and in three days I will raise it up." 20The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this tem­ple, and will you raise it up in three days?" 21But he spoke of the tem­ple of his body. 22When there­fore he was raised from the dead, his dis­ci­ples re­mem­bered that he had said this; and they be­lieved the scrip­ture and the word which Je­sus had spo­ken.

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