Then it was time for the annual Jewish Passover celebration, and Jesus went to Jerusalem.
In the temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices, and moneychangers behind their counters. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out, and drove out the sheep and oxen, scattering the moneychangers’ coins over the floor and turning over their tables! Then, going over to the men selling doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Don’t turn my Father’s House into a market!”
Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Concern for God’s House will be my undoing.”
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