After this he went down to Capernaum4 with his mother5 and brothers6 and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover,7 Jesus went up to Jerusalem.814
In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves,9 and others sitting at tables exchanging money.1015
So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house11 into a market!"17
His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."a1218
Then the Jews13 demanded of him, "What miraculous sign14 can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"1519
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."1620
The Jews replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?"
But the temple he had spoken of was his body.17