John 2:19
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New International Version
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."

New Living Translation
"All right," Jesus replied. "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

English Standard Version
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it up in three days."

International Standard Version
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will rebuild it."

NET Bible
Jesus replied, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and said to them: “Tear down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "Tear down this temple, and I'll rebuild it in three days."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus answered and said unto them, Dissolve this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

American King James Version
Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered, and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Weymouth New Testament
"Demolish this Sanctuary," said Jesus, "and in three days I will rebuild it."

World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said to them, 'Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:12-22 The first public work in which we find Christ engaged, was driving from the temple the traders whom the covetous priests and rulers encouraged to make a market-place of its courts. Those now make God's house a house of merchandise, whose minds are filled with cares about worldly business when attending religious exercises, or who perform Divine offices for love of gain. Christ, having thus cleansed the temple, gave a sign to those who demanded it, to prove his authority for so doing. He foretells his death by the Jews' malice, Destroy ye this temple; I will permit you to destroy it. He foretells his resurrection by his own power; In three days I will raise it up. Christ took again his own life. Men mistake by understanding that according to the letter, which the Scripture speaks by way of figure. When Jesus was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered he has said this. It helps much in understanding the Divine word, to observe the fulfilling of the Scriptures.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jesus answered and said unto them,.... In a dark and enigmatical way, though very properly and pertinently; since it was with respect to the temple, and his power over it, and right to purge it, that a sign was required of him:

destroy this temple; pointing, as it were, with his finger to his body; for of that he spake, as appears from John 2:21, the dissolution of which, by death he means, the separation of his soul from his body, though not of either from his divine person: and it is to be understood, not as a command, or a grant, or as an exhortation, and advice to them, to kill his body; but rather as a prophecy of what they would do; or as putting the case, that should they, as he knew they would, destroy his body, then says he, as a sign of having a power to do what I have done,

in three days I will raise it again; by which he would appear to be the Son of God, with power, that had power of laying down his life, and taking it up again; and is the very sign, namely, his resurrection from the dead on the third day, he gives the Jews, when they sought one of him at another time, and upon another occasion.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. Destroy this temple, &c.—(See on [1772]Mr 14:58, 59).

John 2:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
18The Jews then said to Him, "What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?" 19Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." 20The Jews then said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"…
Cross References
Matthew 16:21
From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Matthew 26:61
and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

Matthew 27:40
and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!"

Mark 14:58
"We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another, not made with hands.'"

Mark 15:29
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,

John 10:18
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."

Acts 6:14
For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us."
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Destroy.

Matthew 26:60,61 But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet found …

Matthew 27:40 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, …

Mark 14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, …

Mark 15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, …

and in.

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly…

Matthew 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet …

I will.

John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, …

John 10:17,18 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that …

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many …

Acts 2:24,32 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

Acts 3:15,26 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; …

Romans 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him …

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like …

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you…

1 Corinthians 15:3,4,12 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how …

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

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