Chapter 122: Jesus teaches in the temple

1 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he trained them to protect their lives.

2 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out as they trained, and saying, Hayah to mark the strike; they were sore displeased,

3 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Even the hands of babes shall rise to fight the darkness?

4 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

5 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will put down the risen.

6 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou ask us to tear it down? 7 But he spake of the temple of his body. 8 When therefore the last of the dead was fallen, his warriors remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

9 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw how he trained all that came. 10 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 11 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man, that they would lean on him, not their own swords.

12 And when even was come, he went out of the city.