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As stated in another answer, the first reference to the cleansing of the temple (Mark 15:11-18) forms part of a Markan sandwich in which the outer narrative has Jesus curse a fig tree for not bearing fruit out of season: a. Jesus curses a fig tree. b. The narrative is interupted as Jesus enters the temple and clears it. a'. The first narrative is resumed ...


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To me, a non denomination believer, this verse also applies to defiling someone else's temple. To defile/destroy the temple brings the wrath of God (the Father). The Greek word for "will be destroyed" is used in 2 Cor 7:2 Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have "corrupted" no one, we have exploited no one. This may be a mild ...



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