John 2:13
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New International Version
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
When the Jewish Passover was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Berean Literal Bible
And the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Jewish Passover was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
The Jewish Passover was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Now the Jewish feast of Passover was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
The Jewish Passover was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Passover of the Jews was drawing near, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jewish Passover was near, so Jesus went to Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
And the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem

King James 2000 Bible
And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

American King James Version
And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the pasch of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And the passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

Weymouth New Testament
But the Jewish Passover was approaching, and for this Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

World English Bible
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And the passover of the Jews was nigh, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
12After this, He went down to Capernaum with His mother and brothers and His disciples, and they stayed there a few days. 13When the Jewish Passover was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple courts He found men selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and money changers seated at their tables.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 16:1
"Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.

Nehemiah 13:8
It was very displeasing to me, so I threw all of Tobiah's household goods out of the room.

Matthew 21:12
Then Jesus went into the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves.

Mark 11:15
When they arrived in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began to drive out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves.

Luke 2:41
Every year His parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.

Luke 19:45
Then Jesus entered the temple courts and began to drive out those who were selling there.

John 2:23
While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the signs He was doing and believed in His name.

John 5:1
Later on there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

John 6:4
Now the Jewish Feast of the Passover was near.

John 11:55
Now the Jewish Passover was near, and many people went up from the country to Jerusalem to purify themselves before the Passover.
Treasury of Scripture

And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

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John 2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many …

John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

John 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.

John 11:55 And the Jews' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the …

Exodus 12:6-14 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month…

Numbers 28:16-25 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD…

Deuteronomy 16:1-8,16 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God…

Luke 2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

(13) And the Jews' passover was at hand.--Here, again, we are on common ground with the earlier Gospels. They place a cleansing of the Temple at the close of our Lord's ministry at the only Passover which comes within the scope of their narrative. The subject has been dealt with in Notes on Matthew 21:12 et seq. (Comp. also Introduction: The Chronological Harmony of the Gospels, p. 35) The careful reader will not fail to observe the graphic touches peculiar to this narrative--the money-changers sitting, the sacrificial animals, the making of the scourge, the money poured out, the order to remove the doves which could not be driven out. We feel all through in the presence of an eye-witness. It is worth remembering that on the eve of the Passover the head of every family carefully collected all the leaven in the house, and there was a general cleansing. He was doing in His Father's house, it may be, what was then being done in every house in Jerusalem. The remark will be seen to have an important bearing on the question of the repetition of the cleansing.

And the Jews' passover was at hand,.... That feast which was kept on the fourteenth day of Nisan, in commemoration of the Lord's passing over, and by the houses of the Israelites, when he slew the firstborn in Egypt: and it is called the Jews' passover, because they only were obliged to keep it: nor was it obligatory upon the Gentiles; and, besides, was now abolished when John wrote this Gospel, though still retained by the Jews. And moreover, John was now among the Gentiles, and for whose sake he penned this Gospel; and therefore so distinguishes this feast, which was typical of the Christian passover, or of Christ our passover that is sacrificed for us. This was the first "passover" after Christ's baptism, which is generally thought to have been about half a year before; though so much time cannot be made out from the scriptural account; for from his baptism, to his return out of the wilderness to John, were forty days; and from thence, to his coming to Cana, four or, five days more; and perhaps he might be seven days in Cana; for so long a wedding was usually kept; and his stay at Capernaum was but a few days; all which do not amount to above eight or nine weeks at most: the second passover after this, is, by some, thought to be the feast mentioned in John 5:1, and the third in John 6:4, and the fourth and last, at which he suffered, in John 18:28. The Evangelist John is the only writer that gives an account of the passovers after Christ entered on his public ministry; by which is known the duration of it, which is generally thought to be about three years and a half. "Three years and a half", the Jews say (a), the Shekinah sat upon the Mount of Olives, expecting that the Israelites would repent, but they did not; and this seems to be the term of time for disciples to learn of their masters: it is said (b), one came from Athens to Jerusalem, and he served "three years and a half" to learn the doctrine of wisdom, and he learned it not.

And Jesus went up to Jerusalem; not alone, but his disciples with him, as appears from John 2:17, to keep the passover as he had been wont to do, and as the law required; and he being under the law, as a son of Abraham, and the surety of his people, it became him to fulfil all righteousness, ceremonial, as well as moral, and which he strictly observed. He is said to go up to Jerusalem, because that stood on higher ground than the low lands of Galilee, and was the only place where the passover might be kept; see Deuteronomy 16:2.

(a) Praefat. Echa Rabbati, fol. 40. 4. (b) Echa Rabbati, fol. 44. 4. Joh 2:13-25. Christ's First Passover—First Cleansing of the Temple.2:12-22 The first public work in which we find Christ engaged, was driving from the temple the traders whom the covetous priests and rulers encouraged to make a market-place of its courts. Those now make God's house a house of merchandise, whose minds are filled with cares about worldly business when attending religious exercises, or who perform Divine offices for love of gain. Christ, having thus cleansed the temple, gave a sign to those who demanded it, to prove his authority for so doing. He foretells his death by the Jews' malice, Destroy ye this temple; I will permit you to destroy it. He foretells his resurrection by his own power; In three days I will raise it up. Christ took again his own life. Men mistake by understanding that according to the letter, which the Scripture speaks by way of figure. When Jesus was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered he has said this. It helps much in understanding the Divine word, to observe the fulfilling of the Scriptures.
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