John 2:20
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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?”

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?

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?

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?"

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Vincent's Word Studies

Forty and six years was this temple in building (τεσσαράκοντα καὶ ἓξ ἔτεσιν ῷκοδομήθη ὁ ναὸς οὗτος)

Literally, In forty and six years was this temple built. It was spoken of as completed, although not finished until thirty-six years later.

Thou

The position of the Greek pronoun makes it emphatic.

John 2:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

Cross References
Ezra 5:16
Then this Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundations of the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and from that time until now it has been in building, and it is not yet finished.'

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

1 Corinthians 15:4
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

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