God’s wisdom

Third Sunday of Lent: John 2:13-25

13 It was almost time for the Passover Festival, so Jesus went to Jerusalem.

14 There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep and pigeons, and also the moneychangers sitting at their tables.

15 So he made a whip from cords and drove all the animals out of the Temple, both the sheep and the cattle; he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins;

16 and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, “Take them out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market place!”

17 His disciples remembered that the scripture says, “My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire.”

18 The Jewish authorities replied with a question, “What miracle can you perform to show us that you have the right to do this?”

19 Jesus answered, “Tear down this Temple, and in three days I will build it again.

20 “Are you going to build it again in three days?” they asked him. “It has taken 46 years to build this Temple!”

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