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the traders out of the Temple. Jerusalem. LUKE.
ch. II. 13-25. 13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money, sitting :
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen ; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take_these things hence : make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up:
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body:
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them : and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now, when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast-day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man : for he knew what was
CH. III. 1-21.
2 The same came to Jesus by night,
• Ps. lxix. 9.
CH, III. 1-21. and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God : for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh, 1 is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. ?
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, I Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, þut canst not tell whence it com
eth, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit.!
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen ; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses 'lifted
the pent in the wilderness, seven so must the Son of man be lifted up : 1
15 That whosoever believeth in him! should not perish, but have eternal life. 1
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
a Numb. xxi. 8, seq.