New Living Translation
He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves!"
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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!"
Young's Literal Translation
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:13 A den of thieves - A proverbial expression, for a harbour of wicked men. Isa 56:7; Jer 7:11.
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I will bring them to my holy mountain of Jerusalem and will fill them with joy in my house of prayer. I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices, because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Don't you yourselves admit that this Temple, which bears my name, has become a den of thieves? Surely I see all the evil going on there. I, the LORD, have spoken!
He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves."
Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices.
He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves."
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