Matthew 21:13
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New International Version
"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.'"

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

English Standard Version
He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”

Berean Study Bible
And He declared to them, "It is written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer.' But you are making it 'a den of robbers.'"

Berean Literal Bible
And He says to them, "It has been written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer.' But you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."

King James Bible
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He said to them, "It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making 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 are turning it into a hideout for bandits!"

NET Bible
And he said to them, "It is written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are turning it into a den of robbers!"

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told them, "Scripture says, 'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you're turning it into a gathering place for thieves!"

New American Standard 1977
And He said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

King James 2000 Bible
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

American King James Version
And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

American Standard Version
and he saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den of robbers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to them: It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of robbers.

English Revised Version
and he saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den of robbers.

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

Weymouth New Testament
"It is written," He said, "'My House shall be called the House of Prayer', but you are making it a robbers' cave."

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

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'It hath been written, My house a house of prayer shall be called, but ye did make it a den of robbers.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:12-17 Christ found some of the courts of the temple turned into a market for cattle and things used in the sacrifices, and partly occupied by the money-changers. Our Lord drove them from the place, as he had done at his entering upon his ministry, Joh 2:13-17. His works testified of him more than the hosannas; and his healing in the temple was the fulfilling the promise, that the glory of the latter house should be greater than the glory of the former. If Christ came now into many parts of his visible church, how many secret evils he would discover and cleanse! And how many things daily practised under the cloak of religion, would he show to be more suitable to a den of thieves than to a house of prayer!
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
12Then 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. 13And He declared to them, “It is written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’” 14The blind and the lame came to Him at the temple, and He healed them.…
Cross References
Isaiah 56:7
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."

Jeremiah 7:11
"Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I, even I, have seen it," declares the LORD.

Mark 11:17
Then He began to teach them and declare, "Is it not written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"

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

Luke 19:46
He declared to them, "It is written: 'My house will be a house of prayer.' But you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"
Treasury of Scripture

And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

It is.

Matthew 2:5 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written …

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is …

My.

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 …

ye.

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

Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall …

Luke 19:46 Saying to them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but …

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