Luke 19:46

46 “It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be a house of prayer’a; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’b

Read Luke 19:46 Using Other Translations

Saying unto them, It is written,My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
saying to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers."
He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”

What does Luke 19:46 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 19:46

Saying unto them, it is written
In ( Isaiah 56:7 )

my house is the house of prayer;
built and devoted for that service:

but ye have made it a den of thieves;
which clause is not written in the above prophecy, but are the words of Christ referring to ( Jeremiah 7:11 ) . The Ethiopic version adds, "and robbers"; and the Persic version adds, "and a place of cut-purses"; (See Gill on Matthew 21:13).

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