14 There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and also the moneychangers sitting at their tables.
15 So he made a whip from cords and drove all the animals out of the Temple, both the sheep and the cattle; he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins;
16 and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, “Take them out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!”
17 His disciples remembered that the scripture says, “My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire.”
18 The Jewish authorities came back at him with a question, “What miracle can you perform to show us that you have the right to do this?”
20 “Are you going to build it again in three days?” they asked him. “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple!”
22 So when he was raised from death, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and what Jesus had said.
23 While Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover Festival, many believed in him as they saw the miracles he performed.
Scripture quotations marked (GNT) are from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.