John 2:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 2:16

And said vnto them that sold doues Take these things hence, make not my fathers house an house of merchandize.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to those who were selling the doves He said, "Take these things away; stop making My Father's house a place of business."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to those who were trading in doves he said, Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a market.
- Basic English Bible

and said to the sellers of doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
- Darby Bible

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

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

To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!"
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem that selden culueris, Take awei fro hennus these thingis, and nyle ye make the hous of my fadir an hous of marchaundise.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to those selling the doves he said, `Take these things hence; make not the house of my Father a house of merchandise.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 2:16

Wesley's Notes for John 2:16


2:14 Oxen, and sheep, and doves - Used for sacrifice: And the changers of money - Those who changed foreign money for that which was current at Jerusalem, for the convenience of them that came from distant countries.

2:15 Having made a scourge of rushes - (Which were strewed on the ground,) he drove all out of the temple, (that is, the court of it,) both the sheep and the oxen - Though it does not appear that he struck even them; and much less, any of the men. But a terror from God, it is evident, fell upon them.

2:17 #Psa 69:9|.

2:18 Then answered the Jews - Either some of those whom he had just driven out, or their friends: What sign showest thou? - So they require a miracle, to confirm a miracle!


People's Bible Notes for John 2:16


Joh 2:16 Make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. How often still the Father's house is so desecrated! This cleansing was a different one from that which occurred three years later at the close of his ministry (Mt 21:12).

Discussion for John 2:16

  • Rachael on John 2:16
    The Temple represents the Building Church structure and also our Bodies. The need to honour God and not to desecrete it. The church should not be turned into a market place Our bodies should not be used as a platform for exchange i.e. Prostitution, Slavery, Sexual perversion etc.


 

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