The first cleansing of the temple at the Passover

Joh 2:13-22

13 The time of the Passover of the Jews was near and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And there in the Temple he saw men trading in oxen and sheep and doves, and he saw the changers of money in their seats:
15 And he made a whip of small cords and put them all out of the Temple, with the sheep and the oxen, sending in all directions the small money of the changers and overturning their tables;
16 And to those who were trading in doves he said, Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a market.
17 And it came to the minds of the disciples that the Writings say, I am on fire with passion for your house.
18 Then the Jews put this question to him: What sign of authority have you to give us, seeing that you do these things?
19 And Jesus said to them, Send destruction on this Temple and I will put it up again in three days.
20 The Jews said, The building of this Temple took forty-six years; and you will put it up in three days!
21 But his words were about that holy building which was his body.
22 So when he had come back again from the dead, the memory of these words came back to the disciples, and they had faith in the holy Writings and in the word which Jesus had said.

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