First Passover—Cleansing the Temple

13 (A)The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus (B)went up to Jerusalem. 14 (C)And within the temple grounds He found those who were selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 And He made a whip of [a]cords, and drove them all out of the temple area, 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 (D)the doves He said, “Take these things away from here; stop making (E)My Father’s house a [b]place of business!” 17 His (F)disciples remembered that it was written: “(G)Zeal for Your house will consume me.” 18 (H)The Jews then said to Him, “(I)What sign do You show us [c]as your authority for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, (J)Destroy this [d]temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 (K)The Jews then said, “It took (L)forty-six years to build this [e]temple, and yet You will raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking about (M)the [f]temple of His body. 22 So when He was raised from the dead, His (N)disciples (O)remembered that He said this; and they believed (P)the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at (Q)the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name as they (R)observed His signs which He was doing. 24 But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, because (S)He knew all people, 25 and because He did not need anyone to testify about mankind, (T)for He Himself knew what was in mankind.

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  1. John 2:15 Or pieces of rope
  2. John 2:16 Lit house
  3. John 2:18 Lit that You do these
  4. John 2:19 Or sanctuary
  5. John 2:20 Or sanctuary
  6. John 2:21 Or sanctuary

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