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John 2:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And said to them that sold doves, Take these things hence: make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and said to the sellers of doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and unto them who were selling, the doves, he said—Take these things hence! Be not making, the house of my Father, a house of merchandise.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and to those selling the doves he said, 'Take these things hence; make not the house of my Father a house of merchandise.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And said vnto them that sold doues Take these things hence, make not my fathers house an house of merchandize.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And to those who sold doves he said, Take these hence; make not the house of my Father a house of merchandise.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and he said to them that sold doves, Take away these things; and make not my Father's house a house of traffic.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
said 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
unto them that sold 4453
{4453} Prime
πωλέω
poleo
{po-leh'-o}
Probably ultimately from πέλομαι [[pelomai]] (to be busy, to trade); to barter (as a pedlar), that is, to sell.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
doves, 4058
{4058} Prime
περιστερά
peristera
{per-is-ter-ah'}
Of uncertain derivation; a pigeon.
Take 142
{0142} Prime
αἴρω
airo
{ah'-ee-ro}
A primary verb; to lift; by implication to take up or away; figuratively to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); specifically to sail away (that is, weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare [H5375]) to expiate sin.
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
these things 5023
{5023} Prime
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
hence; 1782
{1782} Prime
ἐντεῦθεν
enteuthen
{ent-yoo'-then}
From the same as G1759; hence (literally or figuratively); (repeated) on both sides.
make 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
Father's 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
house 3624
{3624} Prime
οἶκος
oikos
{oy'-kos}
Of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literally or figuratively); by implication a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively).
an house 3624
{3624} Prime
οἶκος
oikos
{oy'-kos}
Of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literally or figuratively); by implication a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively).
of merchandise. 1712
{1712} Prime
ἐμπόριον
emporion
{em-por'-ee-on}
Neuter from G1713; a mart ('emporium').
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 2:14-17.


John 2:16

_ _ my Father’s house — How close the resemblance of these remarkable words to Luke 2:49; the same consciousness of intrinsic relation to the temple — as the seat of His Father’s most august worship, and so the symbol of all that is due to Him on earth — dictating both speeches. Only, when but a youth, with no authority, He was simply “a SON IN His own house”; now He was “a SON OVER His own house” (Hebrews 3:6), the proper Representative, and in flesh “the Heir,” of his Father’s rights.

_ _ house of merchandise — There was nothing wrong in the merchandise; but to bring it, for their own and others’ convenience, into that most sacred place, was a high-handed profanation which the eye of Jesus could not endure.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 2:12-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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make:

Isaiah 56:5-11 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. ... Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen [it], saith the LORD.
Hosea 12:7-8 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress. ... And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: [in] all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that [were] sin.
Matthew 21:13 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.
Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Acts 19:24-27 For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; ... So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:14-15 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: ... Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

my:

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
John 10:29 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God.
Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
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Is 56:5. Jr 7:11. Ho 12:7. Mt 21:13. Mk 11:17. Lk 2:49. Jn 5:17; 8:49; 10:29; 20:17. Ac 19:24. 1Ti 6:5. 2P 2:3, 14.

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