And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. And when evening came they went out of the city.
With vigorous forceful authority Yeshu sweeps clean the temple from being a huge emporium for wealthy money-changers where simple pilgrims were made to pay high rates for their animals, and changes it for the rest of that long day from being a busy corridor for trade into a place for worshipping the Lord God, and a place where he could continue his teaching of the dharma.