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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And saying, Thou that destroyest the Temple, & buildest it in three dayes, saue thy selfe: If thou be the Sonne of God, come downe from the Crosse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You who would give the Temple to destruction and put it up again in three days, get yourself free: if you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
- Basic English Bible

and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou art Son of God, descend from the cross.
- Darby Bible

And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross.
- Webster's Bible

and said, "You who would pull down the Sanctuary and build a new one within three days, save yourself. If you are God's Son, come down from the cross."
- Weymouth Bible

and saying, "You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!"
- World English Bible

mouynge her heedis, and seiynge, Vath to thee, that distriest the temple of God, and in the thridde dai bildist it ayen; saue thou thi silf; if thou art the sone of God, come doun of the cross.
- Wycliffe Bible

and saying, `Thou that art throwing down the sanctuary, and in three days building [it], save thyself; if Son thou art of God, come down from the cross.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:40


Mt 27:40 Thou that destroyest the temple. It is very remarkable that now, while this was receiving its real fulfillment, it should be made more public and more impressive by the insulting proclamation of his enemies. Hence the importance attached to it after the resurrection (Joh 2:22).

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