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

  • Ray321
    John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. Jesus knows what's in man.
  • 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.
  • Reinaldo Ortiz
    John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. All of Disciples did not understand Jesus or Jesus hid it from there hearts.
  • A disciple
    Practical Christianity does take care for the natural comforts of this life. We are not made of stone, and the LORD never intended us to think, either of ourselves or others, in that way. In Matthew 25 for example, what will separate the saved from the damned will be HOW WE TOOK CARE OF ONE ANOTHER in natural and practical ways! Its not always to "spiritualize" the things; but love is spiritual!
  • Ray321
    1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre. We all know that bring drunk is a sin. 1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. Wine is good if sick. The wine is the symbol of Jesus's blood.

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