12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there for a few days.
13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16He told those who were selling the doves, Take these things out of here! Stop making my Fathers house a market-place! 17His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for your house will consume me. 18The Jews then said to him, What sign can you show us for doing this? 19Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20The Jews then said, This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days? 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
23 When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing. 24But Jesus on his part would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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