2:13 The moedim (Divinely appointed time) of Pesach (Passoever) was near, so Yeshua went up to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem).
(NOTE: Verse 13 is loaded! Pesach/Passover is one of the three (3) moedim (Divinely appointed times) where every male Jew is commanded to be in Jerusalem for the celebration. Obedient, Torah-Observant, Orthodox Jews were only required by the Rabbis to be in Jerusalem if they lived in or very near. Otherwise making the pilgrimage was recurred only once in a lifetime for male Jews living at a distance. Yeshua resided in the Galilee. He would only be required to make the pilgrimage once in His lifetime. But Yeshua, exactly as His parents did, observed the commandment to its very finest point and traveled to the Holy city every year for the appointed festivals. This would be seen, and in the written Gospel heard, that Yeshua was an Ultra-Orthodox, Torah-Observant Jew as were His parents. To make such a trip from the Galilee was very expensive and dangerous.)
2:14 In the Temple, He found those who were selling animals for the sacrifices along with the necessary money-changers seated at tables for business.
2:15 He made a whip-like thing from strings of rush cords and drove the whole bunch of them out of the Temple, with their animals. He scattered coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
2:16 He told those who were selling doves, “Take these things away! Stop making my Father’s house an open market for business transactions.”
2:17 His talmidim remembered that it is written, “Zeal for Your house will consume me.” (Psalm 69:9)
2:18 Then some of the Judeans asked Him, “What sing will You show us proving Your authority for doing this?”
2:19 Yeshua answered, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
2:20 The Judeans said, “It took 46 years to build this Temple. How would you raise it up in three days?”
2:21 He was speaking about the Temple of His body.
2:22 After he was raised from the dead, His talmidim remembered what He said. They beleived the Scripture and the word of Yeshua that He had spoken.
2:23 He was in the Holy City during the celebration of Pesach. Seeing firsthand His miraculous signs which He was doing, many people believed in His name during the festival.
2:24 Yeshua, however, for His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, because he knew everyone’s true heart.
2:25 He did not need anyone to provide evidence for Him about human nature, because He Himself knew well what was in human nature.