Matthew 21:13

“And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 21:13

And said vnto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer, but yee haue made it a denne of theeues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He *said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den of robbers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, It is in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer, but you are making it a hole of thieves.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but *ye* have made it a den of robbers.
- Darby Bible

And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.
- Webster's Bible

It is written, He said, "`My House shall be called the House of Prayer', but you are making it a robbers' cave."
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!"
- World English Bible

And he seith to hem, It is writun, Myn hous schal be clepid an hous of preier; but ye han maad it a denne of theues.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he saith to them, `It hath been written, My house a house of prayer shall be called, but ye did make it a den of robbers.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 21:13

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:13


21:13 A den of thieves - A proverbial expression, for a harbour of wicked men. #Isa 56:7|; Jer 7:11.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:13


Mt 21:13 It is written. In Isa 56:7. A house of prayer. A place of sacred worship. A den of thieves. A cave or den of robbers. The language indicates that it was a corrupt and fraudulent traffic, which a corrupt and fraudulent priesthood had permitted to encroach on the worship of God. It is a desecration of religious institutions to use them for worldly gain.

Discussion for Matthew 21:13

  • Rowland on Matthew 21:13
    John 1 4,3 from Adam and Eve Noia and lot and den of Thieves God has given us one last time to repent and come back to him by providing us with the best country on earth for we are in the last days just look what they are doing in Washington DC Tearing down destroying everything that God has given us yes I am a born again child of God yes I do sin daily and I repeat daily for doing wrong God have mercy on me a sinner
  • Rodger butcher on Matthew 21:13
    If Jesus says not to buy or sell in your house of worship then why do most or a lot of churches do and will be judged for braking one of God's law if they keep doing it and don't asked to be forgiving.
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 21:13
    Hi Roger, doing sales and marketing and cheating in a church was what made Jesus more angry than any other time recorded in the Bible. So, it's a big deal and in my opinion church leaders who choose to charge $ for coffee, books, shirts, concerts, and have ATMs in the church will be dealt with severely. It is a severe lack of judgment on their part to do the one thing that made Jesus so angry in the Bible. The audacity for someone to do exactly what Jesus hated and didn't want is like slapping Him in the face, in my opinion. But today you will find thousands of churches doing exactly that. Satan even works among the churches to deceive Christians.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 21:13
    So true Adam. Our excuse would be that this type of 'ministry' (whether coffee or books) is justified as it's not being done 'in the sanctuary' but outside of it & for other people's convenience & for necessity sake. How will the Lord find His Church at His Coming.
  • Naomi - in Reply on Matthew 21:13
    You have got it right.


 

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