John 2:14
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English Standard Version
In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.

King James Bible
And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

American Standard Version
And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting.

English Revised Version
And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

Webster's Bible Translation
And found in the temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money, sitting:

Weymouth New Testament
And He found in the Temple the dealers in cattle and sheep and in pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.

John 2:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The temple (ἱερῷ)

The temple inclosure: not the sanctuary (ναόξ). See on Matthew 9:5; see on Mark 11:16.

Those that sold (τοὺς πωλοῦντας)

The article defines them as a well-known class.

Changers of money (κερματιστὰς)

Only here in the New Testament. The kindred noun κέρμα, money, which occurs only in John 2:15, is from κείρω, to cut into bits, and means therefore small coin; "small change," of which the money-changers would require a large supply. Hence changers of money means, strictly, dealers in small change. Matthew and Mark use λυβιστής (see John 2:15), of which the meaning is substantially the same so far as regards the dealing in small coin; but with the difference that κόλλυβος, the noun from which it is derived, and meaning a small coin, is also used to denote the rate of exchange. This latter word therefore gives a hint of the premium on exchange, which John's word here does not convey. The money-changers opened their stalls in the country towns a month before the feast. By the time of the first arrivals of passover-pilgrims at Jerusalem, the country stalls were closed, and the money-changers sat in the temple (see on Matthew 17:24; see on Matthew 21:12; see on Mark 11:15). John's picture of this incident is more graphic and detailed than those of the Synoptists, who merely state summarily the driving out of the traders and the overthrow of the tables. Compare Matthew 21:12, Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45, Luke 19:46.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Deuteronomy 14:23-26 And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of your corn...

Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple...

Mark 11:15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple...

Luke 19:45,46 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought...

Cross References
Ezekiel 36:38
Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the LORD."

Malachi 3:1
"Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 21:12
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.

Mark 11:15
And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.

Mark 11:17
And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers."

Luke 19:45
And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold,

John 2:15
And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.

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