Afterwards He went down to Capernaum--He, and His mother, and His brothers, and His disciples; and they made a short stay there.
But the Jewish Passover was approaching, and for this Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And He found in the Temple the dealers in cattle and sheep and in pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.
So He plaited a whip of rushes, and drove all--both sheep and bullocks--out of the Temple. The small coin of the brokers He upset on the ground and overturned their tables.
And to the pigeon-dealers He said, "Take these things away. Do not turn my Father's house into a market."
This recalled to His disciples the words of Scripture, "My zeal for Thy House will consume me."
So the Jews asked Him, "What proof of your authority do you exhibit to us, seeing that you do these things?"
"Demolish this Sanctuary," said Jesus, "and in three days I will rebuild it."
"It has taken forty-six years," replied the Jews, "to build this Sanctuary, and will you rebuild it in three days?"
But He was speaking of the Sanctuary of His body.
When however He had risen from among the dead, His disciples recollected that He had said this; and they believed the Scripture and the teaching which Jesus had given them.
Now when He was in Jerusalem, at the Festival of the Passover, many became believers in Him through watching the miracles He performed.
But for His part, Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew them all,
and did not need any one's testimony concerning a man, for He of Himself knew what was in the man.