Luke 21:5
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New International Version
Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,

New Living Translation
Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said,

English Standard Version
And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said,

Berean Study Bible
As some of the disciples were remarking how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and consecrated gifts, Jesus said,

Berean Literal Bible
And as some were speaking about the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated gifts, He said,

New American Standard Bible
And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,

King James Bible
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As some were talking about the temple complex, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, He said,

International Standard Version
Now while some people were talking about the Temple—how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God—he said,

NET Bible
Now while some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and offerings, Jesus said,

New Heart English Bible
As some were talking about the temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts, he said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as people were talking about The Temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts, Yeshua said to them:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some [of the disciples] were talking about the temple complex. They noted that it was built with fine stones and decorated with beautiful gifts. So Jesus said,

New American Standard 1977
And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

King James 2000 Bible
And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts, he said,

American King James Version
And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

American Standard Version
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some saying of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said:

Darby Bible Translation
And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated offerings, he said,

English Revised Version
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said,

Webster's Bible Translation
And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said,

Weymouth New Testament
When some were remarking about the Temple, how it was embellished with beautiful stones and dedicated gifts, He said,

World English Bible
As some were talking about the temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts, he said,

Young's Literal Translation
And certain saying about the temple, that with goodly stones and devoted things it hath been adorned, he said,
Study Bible
Temple Destruction Foretold
4For they all contributed out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.” 5As some of the disciples were remarking how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and consecrated gifts, Jesus said, 6“As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one will be toppled.”…
Cross References
Matthew 24:1
As Jesus left the temple and was walking away, His disciples came up to Him to point out its buildings.

Mark 13:1
As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, look at the magnificent stones and buildings!"
Treasury of Scripture

And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

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Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples …

Mark 13:1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, …

John 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, …

(5, 6) And as some spake of the temple.--See Notes on Matthew 24:1-2; Mark 13:1-2, where the "some" are identified with the disciples.

Goodly stones.--These were probably so called, either as being sculptured, or as being of marble, or porphyry, or other of the more precious materials used in building.

Gifts.--St. Luke uses the more strictly classical word for "offerings," according to some of the best MSS., in the self-same form as the Anath?ma (1Corinthians 12:3; 1Corinthians 16:12), which elsewhere in the New Testament is confined to the idea of that which is set apart, not for a blessing, but a curse. The fact that he is the only writer to use it in its good sense is characteristic of his Gentile and classical training. Other MSS., however, give the more usual term, Anath?ma, as if it had been found necessary to distinguish the form of the word according to its uses.

Verses 5-7. - The temple - its impending ruin. The disciples questions. Verse 5. - And as some spake of the temple. After the Lord's remark upon the alms-giving of the rich men and the poor widow to the treasury of the temple, the Master left the sacred building for his lodging outside the city walls. As far as we know, his comment upon the widow's alms was his last word of public teaching. On their way home, while crossing the Mount of Olives, they apparently halted for a brief rest. It was then that some of his friends called attention to the glorious prospect of the temple, then lit up by the setting sun. It was, no doubt, then in all its perfect beauty, a vast glittering mass of white marble, touched here and there with gold and color. Whosoever had not gazed on it, said the old rabbis, had not seen the perfection of beauty. It is possible that the bystander's remark was suggested by the memory of the last bit of Divine teaching they had listened to. "Lord, is not the house on Zion lovely? But if only such gifts as those you have just praised with such unstinting praise had been made, never had that glorious pile been raised in honor of the Eternal King." More probable, however, the sight of the great temple, then bathed in the golden glory of the fast-setting sun, recalled some of the Master's sayings of that eventful day, notably such as, "Your house is left unto you desolate," which occurred in the famous twice-spoken apostrophe, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets!" (Matthew 23:38; Luke 13:35). "What, Lord I will that house, so great, so perfect in its beauty, so loved, the joy of the whole earth, - will that house be left desolate and in shapeless ruins?" With goodly stones. The enormous size of the stones and blocks of marble with which the temple of Jerusalem was built excited the surprise of Titus when the city fell. Josephus mentions ('Bell. Jud.,' v. 5) that some of the levelled blocks of marble or stone were forty cubits long and ten high. And gifts; better rendered, sacred offerings, such as the "golden vine," with its vast clusters, the gift of Herod - which probably suggested the discourse, "I am the true Vine" (reported in John 15.) - such as crowns, shields, vessels of gold and silver, presented by princes and others who visited the holy house on Zion. The temple was rich in these votive offerings. The historian Tacitus, for instance, calls it "a temple of vast wealth" ('Hist.,' 5. 8). And as some spake of the temple,.... These were the disciples; Mark says, one of them; but it seems there were more than one; one might begin the discourse, and others join him:

how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts; See Gill on Matthew 24:1.

he said; what follows. This was as he went out of the temple. Lu 21:5-38. Christ's Prophecy of the Destruction of Jerusalem and Warnings to Prepare for His Second Coming, Suggested by It—His Days and Nights during His Last Week.

5-7. (See on [1713]Mt 24:1-3.)21:5-28 With much curiosity those about Christ ask as to the time when the great desolation should be. He answers with clearness and fulness, as far as was necessary to teach them their duty; for all knowledge is desirable as far as it is in order to practice. Though spiritual judgements are the most common in gospel times, yet God makes use of temporal judgments also. Christ tells them what hard things they should suffer for his name's sake, and encourages them to bear up under their trials, and to go on in their work, notwithstanding the opposition they would meet with. God will stand by you, and own you, and assist you. This was remarkably fulfilled after the pouring out of the Spirit, by whom Christ gave his disciples wisdom and utterance. Though we may be losers for Christ, we shall not, we cannot be losers by him, in the end. It is our duty and interest at all times, especially in perilous, trying times, to secure the safety of our own souls. It is by Christian patience we keep possession of our own souls, and keep out all those impressions which would put us out of temper. We may view the prophecy before us much as those Old Testament prophecies, which, together with their great object, embrace, or glance at some nearer object of importance to the church. Having given an idea of the times for about thirty-eight years next to come, Christ shows what all those things would end in, namely, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the utter dispersion of the Jewish nation; which would be a type and figure of Christ's second coming. The scattered Jews around us preach the truth of Christianity; and prove, that though heaven and earth shall pass away, the words of Jesus shall not pass away. They also remind us to pray for those times when neither the real, nor the spiritual Jerusalem, shall any longer be trodden down by the Gentiles, and when both Jews and Gentiles shall be turned to the Lord. When Christ came to destroy the Jews, he came to redeem the Christians that were persecuted and oppressed by them; and then had the churches rest. When he comes to judge the world, he will redeem all that are his from their troubles. So fully did the Divine judgements come upon the Jews, that their city is set as an example before us, to show that sins will not pass unpunished; and that the terrors of the Lord, and his threatenings against impenitent sinners, will all come to pass, even as his word was true, and his wrath great upon Jerusalem.
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