Christ Driving Monrylenders from the Temple by Carl Bloch

On these two days, Jesus made a number of appearances and addresses, most famously to “cleanse” the temple of money changers and merchants who had set up business in God’s house. Jesus also appeared at the temple courts to debate the priests and community leaders.

Matthew 21:12-25:13 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus at the Temple
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]”

14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

“‘From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.

7 Comments CherryPie on Apr 15th 2019

7 Responses to “Holy Monday & Holy Tuesday”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Gee, I almost forgot that Easter is just around the corner.

  2. I actually quite like that name.
    “Bureaux de change” and “banks” should be renamed to “dens of robbers”.
    I don’t trust my bank.

  3. CherryPie says:

    This evening I am saddened to hear about the fire that has engulfed the roof of Notre Dame de Paris causing the collapse of its spire.

    My prayers are with the people of Paris xx

  4. Ayush says:

    i have seen reproductions of this painting, CP and always found it a powerful theme.