16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

Other Translations of Mark 11:16

New International Version

16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.

English Standard Version

16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.

The Message

16 He didn't let anyone even carry a basket through the Temple.

New King James Version

16 And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple.

New Living Translation

16 and he stopped everyone from using the Temple as a marketplace.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 11:16

Commentary on Mark 11:12-18

(Read Mark 11:12-18)

Christ looked to find some fruit, for the time of gathering figs, though it was near, was not yet come; but he found none. He made this fig-tree an example, not to the trees, but to the men of that generation. It was a figure of the doom upon the Jewish church, to which he came seeking fruit, but found none. Christ went to the temple, and began to reform the abuses in its courts, to show that when the Redeemer came to Zion, it was to turn away ungodliness from Jacob. The scribes and the chief priests sought, not how they might make their peace with him, but how they might destroy him. A desperate attempt, which they could not but fear was fighting against God.