New International Version
Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings.
King James Bible
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his disciples came to [him] to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
World English Bible
Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.
Young's Literal Translation
And having gone forth, Jesus departed from the temple, and his disciples came near to show him the buildings of the temple,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Jesus went out, and departed from, the temple - Or, And Jesus, going out of the temple, was going away. This is the arrangement of the words in several eminent manuscripts, versions, and fathers; and is much clearer than that in the common translation. The Jews say the temple was built of white and green-spotted marble. See Lightfoot. Josephus says the stones were white and strong; fifty feet long, twenty-four broad, and sixteen thick. Antiq. b. 15. c. xi. See Mark 13:1.
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