John 2:16
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English Standard Version
And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”

King James Bible
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

American Standard Version
and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.

English Revised Version
and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

Webster's Bible Translation
And said to them that sold doves, Take these things hence: make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

Weymouth New Testament
And to the pigeon-dealers He said, "Take these things away. Do not turn my Father's house into a market."

John 2:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

My Father's house

See on Father's business, Luke 2:49, and compare Matthew 23:38, where Jesus speaks of the temple as your house. The people had made God's house their own.

Merchandise (ἐμπορίου)

Only here in the New Testament. The Synoptists say a den of robbers.

John 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

make.

Isaiah 56:5-11 Even to them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters...

Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, said the LORD.

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

Matthew 21:13 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.

Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?...

Acts 19:24-27 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the craftsmen...

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

my.

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works till now, and I work.

John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

Luke 2:49 And he said to them, How is it that you sought me? knew you not that I must be about my Father's business?

Cross References
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.

Matthew 22:5
But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,

Luke 2:49
And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"

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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