John 2:17
New International Version
His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."

New Living Translation
Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.”

English Standard Version
His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

Berean Study Bible
His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for Your house will consume Me.”

Berean Literal Bible
His disciples remembered that it is written: "The zeal of Your house will consume Me."

New American Standard Bible
His disciples remembered that it was written, "ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME."

King James Bible
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

Christian Standard Bible
And his disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for your house will consume me.

Contemporary English Version
The disciples then remembered that the Scriptures say, "My love for your house burns in me like a fire."

Good News Translation
His disciples remembered that the scripture says, "My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And His disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for Your house will consume Me.

International Standard Version
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me."

NET Bible
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will devour me."

New Heart English Bible
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his disciples called to mind that which is written: “The zeal of your house has consumed Me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His disciples remembered that Scripture said, "Devotion for your house will consume me."

New American Standard 1977
His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR THY HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house has consumed me.

King James 2000 Bible
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has consumed me.

American King James Version
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.

American Standard Version
His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for thy house shall eat me up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.

Darby Bible Translation
[And] his disciples remembered that it is written, The zeal of thy house devours me.

English Revised Version
His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house shall eat me up.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.

Weymouth New Testament
This recalled to His disciples the words of Scripture, "My zeal for Thy House will consume me."

World English Bible
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will eat me up."

Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples remembered that it is written, 'The zeal of Thy house did eat me up;'
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
16To 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.” 18On account of this, the Jews demanded, “What sign can You show us to prove Your authority to do these things?”…
Cross References
Psalm 69:9
because zeal for Your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.

Psalm 119:139
My zeal has consumed me because my foes forget Your words.

John 2:2
and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

John 2:22
After He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. Then they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Treasury of Scripture

And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.

The zeal.

Psalm 69:9
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psalm 119:139
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.







Lexicon
His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

remembered
Ἐμνήσθησαν (Emnēsthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3403: To remember, call to mind, recall, mention. A prolonged form of mnaomai; to remind, i.e. to recall to mind.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

it is
ἐστίν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

written:
γεγραμμένον (gegrammenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

“Zeal
ζῆλος (zēlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2205: From zeo; properly, heat, i.e. 'zeal' (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice).

for
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

house
οἴκου (oikou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

will consume
καταφάγεταί (kataphagetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2719: To eat up, eat till it is finished, devour, squander, annoy, injure. From kata and esthio; to eat down, i.e. Devour.

Me.”
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(17) Was written . . . hath eaten me up .--More literally, is written . . . shall eat me up. The verse is full of interest in many ways. It gives us the thought of the disciples at the time (comp. John 2:22) which could be known only to one of their number. It shows us what we too seldom realise in reading the New Testament, that the Jewish mind was filled to overflowing with thoughts of the Old Testament. The child was taught to say by heart large portions of the Law and Psalms and Prophets, and they formed the very texture of the mind, ready to pass into conscious thought whenever occasion suggested. With the exception of the 22nd Psalm, no part of the Old Testament is so frequently referred to in the New as the psalm from which these words are taken (Psalm 69:9), and yet that psalm could not have been in its historic meaning Messianic (see, e.g., John 2:5; John 2:22-25). This reference to it gives us, then, their method of interpretation. Every human life is typical. The persecution without reason, the wrong heaped upon the innocent, the appeal to and trust in Jehovah, the song of thanksgiving from him whose parched throat was weary of calling--all this was true of some representative sufferer of earlier days, and we may hear in it almost certainly the voice of Jeremiah; but it was true of him in that he was a forerunner of the representative sufferer. The darker features of the psalm belong to the individual; the Life which sustains in all, and the Light which illumines in all, was even then in the world, though men knew Him not. The words of Jeremiah are Messianic, because his life--like every noble, self-forgetting, others' sorrow bearing, man and God loving life--was itself Messianic.

The change of tense, from the past of the Psalmist to the future here, is itself significant. The words were true of the inner burning which consumed the prophet-priest. They come to the heart as true, with a fuller truth, of Christ's spirit burning with righteous indignation, and cast down by deepest sorrow; but shrinking not from the painful task, which leaves its mark falling on that face as the shadow of a deeper darkness. They are to be, in a deeper sense, truer still.

Verse 17. - His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thy house will consume me. The future tense, affirmed by the best manuscripts, never (Meyer) bears the present meaning. The disciples, familiar with the Old Testament, remembered at the time the words of Psalm 69:9. In that psalm the theocratic Sufferer approached the climax of his sorrows, and admitted that a holy zeal for God's house will ultimately consume him - eat him up. Tile word is used for consuming emotions (cf. Aristoph., 'Vespae,' 287), and there is a foreshadowing of the reproach and agony which will befall the righteous Servant of God in his passion for God's honour. The parallelism of the second clause of the verse, "The reproaches of them that reproached thee have fallen upon me," confirm the application, though the words are not cited. Several other citations are made in the New Testament from this psalm, which, whether it be Messianic in the oracular sense or not, is dearly one that furnished the mind of the early Church with abundant illustration of the suffering of the Christ (Romans 15:3; Romans 11:9, 10; Acts 1:20; cf. also Psalm 69:21 with the narrative of the Crucifixion). Thoma labours to find in the Old Testament prophecies generally the true source of the Johannine narrative. He points to Hosea 6:5; Malachi 3:11; Jeremiah 25:29. 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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