In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves,1 and others sitting at tables exchanging money.2
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 house3 into a market!"
His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."4
Then the Jews5 demanded of him, "What miraculous sign6 can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"7
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."8