1The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus 2went up to Jerusalem.
3In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.
And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make 4my Father's house a house of trade."
His disciples remembered that it was written, 5"Zeal for your house will consume me."
So the Jews said to him, 6"What sign do you show us for doing these things?"
Jesus answered them, 7"Destroy this temple, and in three days 8I will raise it up."
The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?"
But he was speaking about 9the temple of his body.
When therefore he was raised from the dead, 10his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed 11the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.