Matthew 26:61
New International Version
and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

New Living Translation
who declared, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the Temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

English Standard Version
and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’”

Berean Study Bible
and said, “This man declared, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”

Berean Literal Bible
they said, "This man has been saying, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to rebuild it in three days.'"

New American Standard Bible
and said, "This man stated, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to rebuild it in three days.'"

King James Bible
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Christian Standard Bible
stated, "This man said, 'I can destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

Contemporary English Version
and said, "This man claimed he could tear down God's temple and build it again in three days."

Good News Translation
and said, "This man said, 'I am able to tear down God's Temple and three days later build it back up.'"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
stated, "This man said, 'I can demolish God's sanctuary and rebuild it in three days.'"

International Standard Version
and stated, "This man said, 'I can destroy the sanctuary of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

NET Bible
and declared, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"

New Heart English Bible
and said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying: “This one said, 'I can destroy The Temple of God and in three days I shall build it.'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They stated, "This man said, 'I can tear down God's temple and rebuild it in three days.'"

New American Standard 1977
and said, “This man stated, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to rebuild it in three days.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
who said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.

King James 2000 Bible
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

American King James Version
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

American Standard Version
and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it.

Darby Bible Translation
and said, He said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and in three days build it.

English Revised Version
and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Weymouth New Testament
who testified, "This man said, 'I am able to pull down the Sanctuary of God and three days afterwards to build a new one.'"

World English Bible
and said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'"

Young's Literal Translation
said, 'This one said, I am able to throw down the sanctuary of God, and after three days to build it.'
Study Bible
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
60But they could not find it, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward 61and said, “This man declared, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’” 62So the high priest stood up and asked Him, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:62
So the high priest stood up and asked Him, "Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?"

Matthew 27:5
So Judas threw the silver into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

Matthew 27:40
and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross!"

Mark 14:58
"We heard Him say, 'I will destroy this man-made temple, and in three days I will build another that is made without hands.'"

Mark 15:29
Those who passed by heaped abuse on Him, shaking their heads and saying, "Aha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

John 2:19
Jesus answered, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again."

Acts 6:14
For we have heard him say that Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us."

Treasury of Scripture

And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

This.

Matthew 26:71
And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

Matthew 12:24
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Genesis 19:9
And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

I am.

Matthew 27:40
And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

Jeremiah 26:8-11,16-19
Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die…

Mark 15:29
And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,







Lexicon
[and] said,
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“This [man]
Οὗτος (Houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

declared,
ἔφη (ephē)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5346: To say, declare. Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.

‘I am able
Δύναμαι (Dynamai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

to destroy
καταλῦσαι (katalysai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2647: From kata and luo; to loosen down, i.e. to demolish; specially to halt for the night.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple
ναὸν (naon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3485: A temple, a shrine, that part of the temple where God himself resides. From a primary naio; a fane, shrine, temple.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

rebuild it
οἰκοδομῆσαι (oikodomēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3618: From the same as oikodome; to be a house-builder, i.e. Construct or confirm.

in
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

three
τριῶν (triōn)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5140: Three. Or neuter tria a primary number; 'three'.

days.’”
ἡμερῶν (hēmerōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.
(61) This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God.--It is remarkable that the two Gospels which record the charge do not record the words in which it had its starting-point. Apparently, the second cleansing of the Temple (Matthew 21:12) had revived the memory of the first, and brought back to men's minds the words that had then been spoken--"Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19). What was now reported was a sufficiently natural distortion of what had then been said. St. Mark adds that even then the witnesses did not agree. There were still discrepancies as to time, place, and the exact words, that did not fit in with the established rules of evidence.

Verse 61. - This fellow (οῦτος). Contemptuously, displaying their animosity by the disrespectful use of the pronoun. I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. This is a distorted account of what our Lord said at his first purgation of the temple, when asked to give a sign in proof of his authority. Speaking metaphorically of his body, he had made this announcement, "Destroy ye this temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19). At the time the Jews had not understood the words, and they now pervert them into a criminal accusation, which might take the form of charging him with being either an impious fomenter of disturbance, or a pretender to superhuman powers, Divine or Satanic. In either case, the charge would bring him into collision with the Roman authorities, which was the real object of this preliminary inquiry. We must not forget that Christ had twice interfered with the traffic in the temple, which was carried on to the great profit of the avaricious family of Annas, and that the malice of the high priests was on this account greatly embittered. 26:57-68 Jesus was hurried into Jerusalem. It looks ill, and bodes worse, when those who are willing to be Christ's disciples, are not willing to be known to be so. Here began Peter's denying him: for to follow Christ afar off, is to begin to go back from him. It is more our concern to prepare for the end, whatever it may be, than curiously to ask what the end will be. The event is God's, but the duty is ours. Now the Scriptures were fulfilled, which said, False witnesses are risen up against me. Christ was accused, that we might not be condemned; and if at any time we suffer thus, let us remember we cannot expect to fare better than our Master. When Christ was made sin for us, he was silent, and left it to his blood to speak. Hitherto Jesus had seldom professed expressly to be the Christ, the Son of God; the tenor of his doctrine spoke it, and his miracles proved it; but now he would not omit to make an open confession of it. It would have looked like declining his sufferings. He thus confessed, as an example and encouragement to his followers, to confess him before men, whatever hazard they ran. Disdain, cruel mocking, and abhorrence, are the sure portion of the disciple as they were of the Master, from such as would buffet and deride the Lord of glory. These things were exactly foretold in the fiftieth chapter of Isaiah. Let us confess Christ's name, and bear the reproach, and he will confess us before his Father's throne.
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