Luke 19:46
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New International Version
"It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be a house of prayer'; but you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"

New Living Translation
He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves."

English Standard Version
saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”

New American Standard Bible
saying to them, "It is written, 'AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,' but you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN."

King James Bible
Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and He said, "It is written, My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves!"

International Standard Version
He told them, "It is written, 'My house is to be called a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a hideout for bandits!"

NET Bible
saying to them, "It is written, 'My house will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of robbers!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “It is written: 'My house is the house of prayer', but you have made it a den of robbers.'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "Scripture says, 'My house will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a gathering place for thieves."

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying unto them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.

American King James Version
Saying to them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.

American Standard Version
saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.

Darby Bible Translation
saying to them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but *ye* have made it a den of robbers.

English Revised Version
saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying to them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Weymouth New Testament
"It is written," He said, "'And My house shall be the House of Prayer,' but you have made it a robbers' cave."

World English Bible
saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of robbers'!"

Young's Literal Translation
saying to them, 'It hath been written, My house is a house of prayer -- but ye made it a den of robbers.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:41-48 Who can behold the holy Jesus, looking forward to the miseries that awaited his murderers, weeping over the city where his precious blood was about to be shed, without seeing that the likeness of God in the believer, consists much in good-will and compassion? Surely those cannot be right who take up any doctrines of truth, so as to be hardened towards their fellow-sinners. But let every one remember, that though Jesus wept over Jerusalem, he executed awful vengeance upon it. Though he delights not in the death of a sinner, yet he will surely bring to pass his awful threatenings on those who neglect his salvation. The Son of God did not weep vain and causeless tears, nor for a light matter, nor for himself. He knows the value of souls, the weight of guilt, and how low it will press and sink mankind. May he then come and cleanse our hearts by his Spirit, from all that defiles. May sinners, on every side, become attentive to the words of truth and salvation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Saying unto them, it is written,.... In Isaiah 56:7

my house is the house of prayer; built and devoted for that service:

but ye have made it a den of thieves; which clause is not written in the above prophecy, but are the words of Christ referring to Jeremiah 7:11. The Ethiopic version adds, "and robbers"; and the Persic version adds, "and a place of cut-purses"; See Gill on Matthew 21:13.



Luke 19:46 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
45Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling, 46saying to them, "It is written, 'AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,' but you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN." 47And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,…
Cross References
Isaiah 56:7
these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."

Jeremiah 7:11
Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the LORD.

Matthew 21:13
"It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it 'a den of robbers.'"

Mark 11:17
And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"
Treasury of Scripture

Saying to them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.

Psalm 93:5 Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your house, O LORD, for ever.

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful …

Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers …

Ezekiel 43:12 This is the law of the house; On the top of the mountain the whole …

Hosea 12:7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

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