Matthew 12:6
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English Standard Version
I tell you, something greater than the temple is here.

King James Bible
But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

American Standard Version
But I say unto you, that one greater than the temple is here.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I tell you that there is here a greater than the temple.

English Revised Version
But I say unto you, that one greater than the temple is here.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I say to you, that in this place is one greater than the temple.

Weymouth New Testament
But I tell you that there is here that which is greater than the Temple.

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Vincent's Word Studies

One greater (μείζων)

The correct reading makes the adjective neuter, so that the right rendering is something greater (Rev., in margin). The reference is, of course, to Christ himself (compare Matthew 12:41, Matthew 12:42, where the neuter πλεῖον, more (so Rev., in margin), is used in the same way). Compare, also, John 2:19, where Christ speaks of his own body as a temple. The indefiniteness of the neuter gives a more solemn and impressive sense.

Matthew 12:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 12:41,42 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas...

Matthew 23:17-21 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold...

2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you...

Haggai 2:7-9 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, said the LORD of hosts...

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek...

John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up...

Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone...

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

1 Peter 2:4,5 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:18
"But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built!

Isaiah 66:1
Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

Isaiah 66:2
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Matthew 12:5
Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 12:42
The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

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