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New Testament

Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

Why did Jesus get mad when he was in the temple?

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, he went to the temple. Seeing that the temple had become more of a place for commerce than worship, Jesus drove the merchants out, and exclaimed, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a den of robbers.” (NRSV, Matthew 21:13)



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