English Standard Version
If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
King James Bible
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
American Standard Version
If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.
But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.
English Revised Version
If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Webster's Bible Translation
If any man defileth the temple of God, him will God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Weymouth New Testament
If any one is marring the Sanctuary of God, him will God mar; for the Sanctuary of God is holy, which you all are.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Rev., more correctly, destroy. This is the primary and almost universal meaning in classical Greek. In a fragment of Euripides it occurs of dishonoring a female. Sophocles uses it of women pining away in barrenness, and Plutarch of mixing pure colors. The phrase seems to be used here according to the Jewish idea that the temple was destroyed or corrupted by the slightest defilement or damage, or by neglect on the part of its guardians. Ignatius says: "οἱ οἰκοφθόροι; violators of the house (of God) shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (To the Ephesians, 16).
Which temple (οἵτινες)
Temple is not in the Greek. The double relative which refers to the epithet holy; "of which holy character or class ye are."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
defile. or. destroy. for.
Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O LORD, forevermore.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
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