12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother and Hisbrothers and His disciples; and they stayed there a few days.
First Passover—Cleansing the Temple
13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables.15 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables;16 and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a [a]place of business.”17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house will consume me.”18 The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us [b]as your authority for doing these things?”19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this [c]temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20 The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this [d]temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”21 But He was speaking of the [e]temple of His body.22 So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing.24 But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men,25 and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.
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