English Standard Version
So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”
King James Bible
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
American Standard Version
The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
The Jews, therefore, answered, and said to him: What sign dost thou shew unto us, seeing thou dost these things?
English Revised Version
The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Webster's Bible Translation
Then answered the Jews, and said to him, What sign showest thou to us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Weymouth New Testament
So the Jews asked Him, "What proof of your authority do you exhibit to us, seeing that you do these things?"
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Often used in reply to an objection or criticism, or to something present in another's mind, as John 19:7, or John 3:3, where Jesus answers with reference to the error in Nicodemus' mind, rather than in direct reply to his address.
Destroy this temple (λύσατε τὸν ναὸν τοῦτον)
Destroy, Literally, loosen. Wyc., undo. See on Mark 13:2; see on Luke 9:12; see on Acts 5:38. Notice that the word for temple is ναὸν, sanctuary (see on John 2:14). This temple points to the literal temple, which is truly a temple only as it is the abode of God, hence sanctuary, but with a typical reference to Jesus' own person as the holy dwelling-place of God who "was in Christ." Compare 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 3:17. Christ's death was therefore the pulling down of the temple, and His resurrection its rebuilding. The imperative in destroy is of the nature of a challenge. Compare fill ye up, Matthew 23:32.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"When Pharaoh says to you, 'Prove yourselves by working a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'"
1 Kings 13:3
And he gave a sign the same day, saying, "This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: 'Behold, the altar shall be torn down, and the ashes that are on it shall be poured out.'"
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you."
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
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