Jesus In The Temple

The Bible provides several stories about Jesus In The Temple.

It was His custom to go there on the Sabbath, and He also taught daily in the temple.

Luke 4:14-16 King James Version (KJV)

14. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

15. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

16. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.


Jesus Taught Daily In The Temple
Matthew 26:55
King James Version (KJV)

55. In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.



The gospel of Luke tells the story of the boy Jesus in the temple in Jerusalem. It was Passover, and as usual His parents went to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast.

Luke 2:41 King James Version (KJV)

41. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.


This story of Jesus in the temple happened when He was twelve.

Luke 2:42 King James Version (KJV)

42. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.


When it was time to leave Jerusalem, Jesus stayed behind in the temple, and His parents did not know where he was.

Luke 2:43-46 King James Version (KJV)

43. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

44. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

46. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.



It took Joseph and Mary 3 days to find Jesus in the temple.

Luke 2:46 King James Version (KJV)

46. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.


Jesus, as a child, astonished His parents and the educated adults with His knowledge.

Luke 2:47-50 King James Version (KJV)

47. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

48. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

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?

50. And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.



This story of the man Jesus in the temple is about Him casting out those buying and selling in the temple.

Mark 11:15-18 King James Version (KJV)

15. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

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.

18. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.


This story of the man Jesus in the temple is also found in Matthew 21:12-16, and Luke 19:45-48.



Mark 11:15-18 King James Version (KJV)

15. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

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.

18. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.




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Luke 18:1-8 (KJV)

1. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5. Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

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