In the spring of the year 30 C.E., Jesus went to Jerusalem. Many people had come to the city for the Passover.
Vbe ẹghẹ ne emwa nibun ya gha rrie Jerusalẹm ne iran ya do Ugie Alagberra vbe ukpo 30 C.E., Jesus na vbe gha khian.
As part of the celebration, they made animal offerings at the temple.
Abọ ọkpa vbe ugie na, keghi re izọese ọghe aranmwẹ na ru vbe ọgua Osa.
Some people brought animals with them, but others bought them in Jerusalem.
Emwa eso na viọ aranmwẹ lele egbe rre, vbene eso na do dẹ vbe Jerusalẹm.
When Jesus went to the temple, he saw people selling animals there.
Vbe Jesu ghi sẹ ọgua Osa, ọ na do bẹghe ẹre wẹẹ emwa khiẹn aranmwẹ vba.
They were making money for themselves right in Jehovah’s house of worship!
Iran na gha khuan igho vbe owa ugamwẹ ọghe Jehova!
How did Jesus react?
Vbe Jesu a ghi ru?
He made a whip out of ropes and drove the sheep and the cattle out of the temple.
Ọ na ya asan khulo avbe ohuan kevbe ẹmila ne iran ghaa khiẹn hin ọgua Osa rre.
He overturned the tables of the money changers and poured their coins out on the ground.
Ọ na mu eteburu ọghe emwa ni fian igho gbotọ.
Jesus told those who were selling doves:
Jesu keghi tama iran ni ghaa khiẹn idu wẹẹ:
‘Take these things away from here!
‘Wa viọ ena hia hin emwa rre!
Do not make my Father’s house a place of business!’
Uwa ghẹ ya owa Erha mwẹ khian ehe ne a na do ẹki!’
People at the temple were amazed at what Jesus did.
Emwa hia ni ghaa rre ọgua Osa vbe ẹdẹrriọ na yan unu ruan.
His disciples remembered the prophecy about the Messiah:
Erhuanegbe Jesu keghi yerre ẹmwẹ akhasẹ na tae vbekpa e Mezaia, nọ khare wẹẹ:
‘I will be full of zeal for Jehovah’s house.’
‘Te I khian wa ya ekhọe hia gha mwẹ izọghae ye emwi ke emwi nọ dekaan owa ọghe Jehova.’
Later, in the year 33 C.E., Jesus cleansed the temple a second time.
Vbe ọ ghi rre ukpo 33 C.E., Jesu na werriegbe kpe ọgua Osa huan.
He would not let anyone show disrespect for his Father’s house.
Ọ ma kue ne ọmwa rhọkpa ya aro tila owa Erhae rua.
“You cannot be slaves to God and to Riches.”—Luke 16:13
“Wa i sẹtin ga Osanobua ga Igho.”—Luk 16:13
What did Jesus do when he saw people selling animals at the temple?
De emwi ne Jesu ru vbe ọ miẹn wẹẹ, emwa khiẹn aranmwẹ vbe ọgua Osa?
Why did Jesus do that?
Vbọzẹe ne Jesu na ru vberriọ?