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 2:19

  • Lillie McZeal for verse 19
    It helps us to know that there are going to be some things that happen to us, or to others that we won 't understand. Sometimes, he won 't reveal the answer at that time. Just trust him.
  • Winson Falia for verse 19
    Jesus is prophesying that he will raise himself from the
    Dead in three days

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