Luke 19:45-48

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

45 1And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold,
46 saying to them, "It is written, 2'My house shall be a house of prayer,' but 3you have made it a den of robbers."
47 4And he was teaching daily in the temple. 5The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him,
48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.

Luke 19:45-48 In-Context

43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation."
45 And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold,
46 saying to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers."
47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him,
48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.

Cross References 5

  • 1. For ver. 45-47, see Matthew 21:12-16; Mark 11:15-18; [John 2:14-16]
  • 2. Cited from Isaiah 56:7
  • 3. Jeremiah 7:11
  • 4. Luke 20:1; See Matthew 26:55
  • 5. See Matthew 21:46
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