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New International Version
To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”
New Living Translation
Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!”
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.”
Berean Study Bible
To those selling doves He said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn My Father’s house into a marketplace!”
Berean Literal Bible
And to those selling doves He said, "Take these things from here! 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.
New King James Version
And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”
New American Standard Bible
and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away from here; stop making My Father’s house a place of business!”
and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.”
and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a house of merchandise.”
then to those who sold the doves He said, “Take these things away! Stop making My Father’s house a place of commerce!”
Christian Standard Bible
He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace! ”
Holman Christian Standard Bible
He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace!”
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.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to those who had been selling doves he said: “Take these things out of here, and do not make my Father's house a house of trade.”
Contemporary English Version
Jesus said to the people who had been selling doves, "Get those doves out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace."
And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.
Good News Translation
and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, "Take them out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!"
International Standard Version
Then he told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!"
Literal Standard Version
and He said to those selling the doves, “Take these things from here; do not make the house of My Father a house of merchandise.”
New American Bible
and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
To those who sold the doves he said, "Take these things away from here! Do not make my Father's house a marketplace!"
New Revised Standard Version
He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!”
New Heart English Bible
To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here. Do not make my Father's house a marketplace."
Weymouth New Testament
And to the pigeon-dealers He said, "Take these things away. Do not turn my Father's house into a market."
World English Bible
To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!"
Young's Literal Translation
and to those selling the doves he said, 'Take these things hence; make not the house of my Father a house of merchandise.'
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ContextJesus Cleanses the Temple
…15So He made a whip out of cords and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle. He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those selling doves He said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn My Father’s house into a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for Your house will consume Me.”…
Then Jesus entered 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.
But they paid no attention and went away, one to his field, another to his business.
"Why were you looking for Me?" He asked. "Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?"
So He made a whip out of cords and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle. He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
Treasury of Scripture
And said to them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
Isaiah 56:5-11 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off…
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, saith the LORD.
Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress…
John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour 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.
My Father's house.--Some among those present now (John 2:18) may have been present in that same house when He, a lad of twelve years, was there at the Passover, and after questions and answers, higher and deeper than these doctors could grasp, claimed God as His true Father (Luke 2:49). What that repeated claim meant now must have been clear to all. Their own messengers had brought them John's witness; later reports must have come before, and come with, the crowd of Galilaean pilgrims; the disciples are themselves with Him (John 2:17), and their hearts are too full for silence; but there was more than all this. Those expounders of the oracles of God who remembered that Elijah was to come before the day of the Lord, must have remembered, too, that the Lord was to come to this Temple, like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap (Malachi 3:1-3; Malachi 4:5). That fire was in their midst, and from that Presence buyers and sellers and changers shrunk back in awe, none daring to resist; that cleansing was then taking place, and the Son was claiming the sanctity and reverence due to His Father's house. He has before claimed to be Son of Man. The Messianic title is publicly claimed before the official representatives of the people at the great national festival, in the Temple, at Jerusalem. If, while this scene is fresh is our minds, we think again of the marriage at Cana, we shall feel how different the manifestations are, and that this latter was not, and was not intended to be, a public declaration of His person and work. Now we understand what seemed hard before, that the assertion "Mine hour is not yet come" (John 2:4) immediately precedes the first sign. This sign was at a family gathering known only to few, probably not to all who were there, for "the ruler knew not whence it was" (John 2:9), and no effect is described as resulting from it, except that the little band of disciples believed (John 2:11). The "forth," which in the English version seems to mark an effect upon others, is not found in the Greek. It is within the circle of the other Gospel narratives, but is included in none of them. It left no such impression in the mind of St. Peter as to lead him to include it in the Gospel of his interpreter, St. Mark, or upon Mary herself as to lead her to include it in the answers she must have given to the questions of St. Luke. It was, indeed, the first sign in Cana of Galilee, but the scene before us is the announcement to the world. . . . Verse 16. - And he said to those that sold the doves. The vendors of tethered or caged birds were as guilty of profanation as the rest. Some sentimental comments have gathered round this verse, as though the Lord were more tender in his treatment of the turtle doves than in that of the oxen or sheep. But there would be no meaning in such a distinction. No other way of scattering the doves was so simple as to command their removal. At "the Ammergan Passion play," the doves are let loose, fly away over the heads of the audience, and disappear. The lifting of the scourge, accompanied, doubtless, with words of solemn warning and command, said in effect what he now put into words. Take these things hence. Make not the house of my Father a house of merchandise. In this act our Lord simply assumed the role of any and every Hebrew prophet. The Talmud enjoins the sanctity for which the Saviour pleads. He called the temple "my Father's house" (cf. Luke 2:49), and therefore claims especially to be the Son of God Most High. The Eternal, the Holy One of Israel, stands in this mysterious relationship to him. He does not say, "our Father's house." When, however, alter the second cleansing of the temple, he spake of the temple, from which he finally withdrew (Matthew 23:38), he called it by no other name than "your house," "left unto you desolate." Moreover, on that subsequent occasion, he used, in place of "house of merchandise," the bitter description, "den of robbers" (Matthew 21:13). This first act was reformatory of a gross abuse; the latter was judicial and condemnatory (see Hengstenberg, 'Christology' and 'Comm.,' Zechariah 14:21; Zephaniah 1:11; Malachi 3:1). Archdeacon Watkins has wisely called attention to the contrast between this scene and sign and that given at Cana. Here we see how true it was that his hour had not yet come.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4453: To sell, exchange, barter. Probably ultimately from pelomai; to barter, i.e. To sell.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4058: A dove, pigeon. Of uncertain derivation; a pigeon.
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.
out of here!
Strong's 1782: Hence, from this place, on this side and on that. From the same as enthade; hence; on both sides.
How dare you
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.
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