And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
And they come to Jerusalem: Isa.56:7> Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer:
Matt.21:13> And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Mark 11:17> And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
ye have made it a den of thieves:
John 2:24> But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
(NIV) But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. (for he knew what was in man V.25) Money changers and merchants did big business during Passover. Those who came from foreign countries had to have their money changed into temple currency because this was the only money accepted for the temple tas and for the purchase of sacrificial animals . Often the inflated exchange rate enriched the money changers, and the exorbitant prices of animals made the merchants wealthy…. Their stalls were set up in the temple’s court of the Gentiles, frustrating the intentions of non-Jews who had come to worship God (Isaiah 56:6,7) Jesus became angry because God’s house of worship had become a place of extortion and a barrier to Gentiles who wanted to worship. If the people of that time could see what I see today.