Mark 11:15-19

Jesus goes to God's Great House

15 When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus went into the yard of God's Great House. People were buying and selling things there. He began to make them all leave that place. Some men were changing coins there for people. He pushed over their tables. And he pushed over the seats of the men who sold birds.

11:15Only priests went into God's Great House. Other people could go into the yards that were round it.
11:15People had to use special money at God's Great House
11:15There was a market in one of the yards. People could buy animals there.

16 Jesus would not let anyone carry things through that place. 17 While he was teaching the people, Jesus said, ‘The Bible says, “God's house will be a place where people from all countries pray.” But you have changed it into a place where robbers meet.’

18 The leaders of the priests and the teachers of God's Law heard this. And they thought about how they could kill Jesus. They were afraid of him. That was because all the crowd were listening to him. And the things that he taught caused the crowd to be very surprised.

19 When it was evening, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city again.