Mark 11:16

16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.

Read Mark 11:16 Using Other Translations

And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
and he stopped everyone from using the Temple as a marketplace.

What does Mark 11:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 11:16

And would not suffer that any man
He was more strict and severe than the day before; and gave orders, that they should be so far from being allowed to sit and trade in that sacred place, that no man

should carry any vessel through the temple;
should make a, thoroughfare of it, by carrying through to any other place, any vessel that was for common use, or any sort of burden whatever: and this they could not well find fault with, nor complain of, since it was agreeable to one of their own canons; for they say F8,

``a man may not go into the mountain of the house, with his staff (in his hands); nor with shoes (on his feet); nor with his girdle, and his money in it; nor with a bag thrown over his shoulders; nor with dust upon his feet; nor might he make it, (ayrdnpq) , "a thoroughfare", and much less spit in it.''


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Misn. Beracot, c. 9. sect. 5. Vid. T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 62. 2. & Yebamot, fol. 6. 2. & Midrash Kohelet, fol. 70. 3. & Maimon. Hilch. Beth Habbechira, c. 7. sect. 1, 2, 3.
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