Luke 19:45

Traders Driven from the Temple

45 1Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling,

Luke 19:45 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:45

And he went into the temple
Being come into the city, he alighted from the colt he rode on, and having committed it to the care of a proper person to return it to the owner, he went up directly to the temple, of which he was the Lord and proprietor, and where he had some work to do the few days he had to live.

And began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that
that traded in sheep, and oxen, and doves; see ( John 2:15 ) ( Matthew 21:12 ) . The Ethiopic version adds here, as there, "and overthrew, the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves".

Luke 19:45 In-Context

43 "For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side,
44 and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation."
45 Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling,
46 saying to them, "It is written, 'AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,' but you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN."
47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Luke 19:45, 46: {Matthew 21:12, 13; Mark 11:15-17;} John 2:13-16
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