15On reaching Yerushalayim, he entered the Temple courts and began driving out those who were carrying on business there, both the merchants and their customers. He also knocked over the desks of the money-changers, upset the benches of the pigeon-dealers,16and refused to let anyone carry merchandise through the Temple courts.17Then, as he taught them, he said, "Isn't it written in the Tanakh, My house will be called a house of prayer for all the Goyimp But you have made it into a den of robbers!"18The head cohanim and the Torah-teachers heard what he said and tried to find a way to do away with him; they were afraid of him, because the crowds were utterly taken by his teaching.19When evening came, they left the city.
45Then Yeshua entered the Temple grounds and began driving out those doing business there,46saying to them, "The Tanakh says, `My House is to be a house of prayer,'a but you have made it into a den of robbers!"47Every day he taught at the Temple. The head cohanim, the Torah-teachers and the leaders of the people tried to find a way of putting an end to him;48but they couldn't find any way of doing it, because all the people were hanging onto his every word.
13It was almost time for the festival of Pesach in Y'hudah, so Yeshua went up to Yerushalayim.14In the Temple grounds he found those who were selling cattle, sheep and pigeons, and others who were sitting at tables exchanging money.15He made a whip from cords and drove them all out of the Temple grounds, the sheep and cattle as well. He knocked over the money-changers' tables, scattering their coins;16and to the pigeon-sellers he said, "Get these things out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market?"17(His talmidim later recalled that the Tanakh says, "Zeal for your house will devour me." )18So the Judeans confronted him by asking him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove you have the right to do all this?"19Yeshua answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again."20The Judeans said, "It took 46 years to build this Temple, and you're going to raise it in three days?"21But the "temple" he had spoken of was his body.22Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his talmidim remembered that he had said this, and they trusted in the Tanakh and in what Yeshua had said.