Jesus Clears Out the Temple

45 Then Jesus entered the temple area. He began chasing out those who were selling there.
46 He told them, "It is written that the Lord said, 'My house will be a house where people can pray.'(Isaiah 56:7) But you have made it a 'den for robbers.' "(Jeremiah 7:11)
47 Every day Jesus was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests and the teachers of the law were trying to kill him. So were the leaders among the people.
48 But they couldn't find any way to do it. All the people were paying close attention to his words.