Although Christ, doubtless, went immediately on his entry to the Temple to thank God, it does not follow that we must place here the expulsion of the buyers and sellers. 
During the few remaining days of his ministry on earth, he made use of the favourable temper of the people to impress their minds with his teaching. In the mornings he taught in the Temple; the rest of the day was given to the disciples, with whom, in the evening, he was wont to retire to Bethany.
 According to Matt., xxi., 15, 16, the displeasure of the priests was kindled when the children cried "Hosanna!" in the Temple. Jesus said to them, "Have ye never read, Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained praise?" (Psalm 8. 3). This incident might be confounded with the one before quoted from Luke; but it has features essentially different. The haughty scribes are here offended because children rejoice, and Christ replies, in effect, "The glory of God is revealed to children, while the chiefs of the hierarchy, in the pride of their imagined wisdom, receive no impressions into their cold and unsusceptible hearts."