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Jesus had been teaching, healing, and doing many wonderful works. It was time
for the Passover feast, an annual feast of the Jews. Jesus entered Jerusalem
riding on a donkey. The people put their coats on the ground and cut branches
from the trees and waved them as they cried out, "Hosanna in the highest!" It
was a joyful triumphant occasion. Jesus went into the temple and looked around
at everything that was going on, but it was late and he didn't stay. He and
his twelve disciples went back to Bethany and spent the night. The next day
they went back to Jerusalem and again Jesus went to the temple, but this time
he took action. Men were selling the animals for sacrifices right there in the
area of the temple! He knew this was not right and he did something about it.
He made a whip out of cords, or small ropes and he drove the money changers
out along with the sheep, oxen, and doves. He turned the tables over and
poured out the money on the floor of the temple. He said, "Take these things
away! My Father's house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made
it a 'den of thieves.'" The Jewish religious leaders were very upset by all
this and they began looking for a way to destroy Jesus. However, they were
afraid of him because all the people were amazed at his teaching. Then blind
and lame people came to him in the temple and he healed them. The children
were crying out, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" When the religious leaders
heard this, they said to him, "Do you hear what they are saying?" Of course,
Jesus did hear and he accepted their praise. He told the leaders that this was
"perfect praise" coming from the lips of the children.