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Lent: Third Sunday in Lent

Gospel

Jesus Goes to the Temple

13It was almost time for the Passover Festival, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. 14There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and also the moneychangers sitting at their tables. 15So he made a whip from cords and drove all the animals out of the Temple, both the sheep and the cattle; he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins; 16and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, “Take them out of here! Stop making my Father's house a market place!” 17His disciples remembered that the scripture says, “My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire.”

18The Jewish authorities replied with a question, “What miracle can you perform to show us that you have the right to do this?”

19Jesus answered, “Tear down this Temple, and in three days I will build it again.”

20“Are you going to build it again in three days?” they asked him. “It has taken 46 years to build this Temple!”

21But the temple Jesus was speaking about was his body. 22So when he was raised from death, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and what Jesus had said.

John 2:13-22GNBOpen in Bible reader
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