John 2:19

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Destroy this temple, and in three dayes I will raise it vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them, Send destruction on this Temple and I will put it up again in three days.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
- Webster's Bible

Demolish this Sanctuary, said Jesus, "and in three days I will rebuild it."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
- World English Bible

Jhesus answerde, and seide to hem, Vndo ye this temple, and in thre daies Y schal reise it.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered and said to them, `Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:19


2:19 This temple - Doubtless pointing, while he spoke, to his body, the temple and habitation of the Godhead.


People's Bible Notes for John 2:19


Joh 2:19-22 Destroy this temple. His own body. The sign that he would give the Jewish nation was his Resurrection. The Jews did not understand him, nor his own disciples, until after he rose from the dead (Mt 26:60,61 Mr 14:58).

Discussion for John 2

  • A disciple
    Charlotte; Wine has always what it is! Haven't you read how Noah got drunk? Wine is not a sin, nor any drink, in and of itself; but the drunkard is the sinner: if someone can drink with a good conscience toward God and his neighbor, and not use it for debauchery and excess! As Saints of Jesus we are not forbidden to drink wine or liquor of any kind, if it be with moderation and respect for others.
  • Charlotte
    I believe the wine today is very different from wine in Jesus' day. Back in Jesus day there was no refrigeration system so wine and water was there was to drink. Wine in Jesus' day was not fermented as it is today. Trying to use the Bible to justify consuming alcoholic beverages to get drunk is just wrong/sin.
  • A disciple
    S Green; If you are scandalized by drinking wine, and if YOU get drunk that easy and are afraid of losing control, then by all means, DON'T DO IT, don't drink wine! But the Scriptures don't say that Jesus turned water into fruit juice, but into wine, "which maketh glad the heart of man." It was a miracle of blessing of the poor representing the NEW WINE of the Glad Tidings, to start His Ministry!
  • S Green
    The same Greek word "oikos" is used for grapes and grape juice wine vinegar and alcoholic wine and are all translated as "wine". We know that Jesus never sinned and that drunkeness is a sin therefore we can conclude that the kind of wine that Jesus miraculously made was not an alcoholic kind. Also it did not say the guests were drunk but that they had drunk. Past tense of drink
  • Ray321
    John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, Jesus knows our hearts.
  • Ray321
    Matthew 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. Thank you Jesus for saving my Soul and my house.

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