Going into the Temple he began to throw out everyone who had set up shop, selling everything and anything.
He said, "It's written in Scripture, My house is a house of prayer; You have turned it into a religious bazaar."
From then on he taught each day in the Temple. The high priests, religion scholars, and the leaders of the people were trying their best to find a way to get rid of him.
But with the people hanging on every word he spoke, they couldn't come up with anything.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)