John 2:20
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New International Version
They replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?"

New Living Translation
"What!" they exclaimed. "It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?"

English Standard Version
The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?”

Berean Study Bible
"This temple took forty-six years to build," the Jews replied, "and You are going to raise it up in three days?"

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the Jews said, "This temple was built in forty and six years, and You will raise it up in three days?"

New American Standard Bible
The Jews then said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"

King James Bible
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore the Jews said, "This sanctuary took 46 years to build, and will You raise it up in three days?"

International Standard Version
The Jewish leaders said, "This sanctuary has been under construction for 46 years, and you're going to rebuild it in three days?"

NET Bible
Then the Jewish leaders said to him, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and are you going to raise it up in three days?"

New Heart English Bible
The Jewish leaders therefore said, "Forty-six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Jews were saying to him: “For forty six years this temple has been being built, and will you raise it in three days?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple. Do you really think you're going to rebuild it in three days?"

New American Standard 1977
The Jews therefore said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said the Jews, This temple was forty-six years in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days?

American King James Version
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days?

American Standard Version
The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in building; and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple building, and thou wilt raise it up in three days?

English Revised Version
The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

Weymouth New Testament
"It has taken forty-six years," replied the Jews, "to build this Sanctuary, and will you rebuild it in three days?"

World English Bible
The Jews therefore said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple! Will you raise it up in three days?"

Young's Literal Translation
The Jews, therefore, said, 'Forty and six years was this sanctuary building, and wilt thou in three days raise it up?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
19Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again.” 20“This temple took forty-six years to build, the Jews replied, “and You are going to raise it up in three days?” 21But Jesus was speaking about the temple of His body.…
Cross References
Ezra 5:16
Then that Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundations of the house of God in Jerusalem; and from then until now it has been under construction and it is not yet completed.'

John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

1 Corinthians 15:4
that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
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