When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” John 2:13-16
In an act of true righteous indignation, Jesus makes quite a stir by overturning tables and throwing people out of the temple.
For those who’ve read about what I’ve had to say on Scripture memorization, what his disciples said and thought that day ( His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me”) was completely in line with knowing the Scriptures and having God use them at just the right time. It was obvious that His disciples did, in fact, know Scripture, and the Holy Spirit used it. And if you think about it, not having that particular passage in the backs of their minds could have resulted in them thinking that what Jesus did was that of a raving lunatic. The verse merely solidified and strengthened what they were thinking about Him anyway.