John 2:12-22 Reading the Passage

Christ’s Demand for Consecration – John 2:12-22

2 (12) After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. (13) Now it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (14) In the temple courts he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting at their tables. (15) He made a whip out of cords and drove all the animals from the temple courts, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned their tables. (16) To those who were selling doves he said, Take these things out of here; do not make my Father’s house into a marketplace. (17) His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for your house shall consume me. (18) The Jews therefore demanded of him, What sign do you give us, seeing that you have done these things? (19) Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. (20) The Jews said, For forty six years this temple was in the process of being built, and will you rebuild it in three days? (21) But he was speaking about the temple of his body. (22) After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; then they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

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