John 2:21
New International Version
But the temple he had spoken of was his body.

New Living Translation
But when Jesus said “this temple,” he meant his own body.

English Standard Version
But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus was speaking about the temple of His body.

Berean Literal Bible
But He was speaking concerning the temple of His body.

New American Standard Bible
But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

King James Bible
But he spake of the temple of his body.

Christian Standard Bible
But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

Contemporary English Version
But Jesus was talking about his body as a temple.

Good News Translation
But the temple Jesus was speaking about was his body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He was speaking about the sanctuary of His body.

International Standard Version
But the sanctuary he was speaking about was his own body.

NET Bible
But Jesus was speaking about the temple of his body.

New Heart English Bible
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said this concerning the temple of his body.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the temple Jesus spoke about was his own body.

New American Standard 1977
But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

King James 2000 Bible
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

American King James Version
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

American Standard Version
But he spake of the temple of his body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

Darby Bible Translation
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

English Revised Version
But he spake of the temple of his body.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

Weymouth New Testament
But He was speaking of the Sanctuary of His body.

World English Bible
But he spoke of the temple of his body.

Young's Literal Translation
but he spake concerning the sanctuary of his body;
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
20“This temple took forty-six years to build,” the Jews replied, “and You are going to raise it up in three days?” 21But Jesus was speaking about the temple of His body. 22After He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. Then they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

John 2:22
After He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. Then they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Treasury of Scripture

But he spoke of the temple of his body.

he.

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Colossians 1:19
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Colossians 2:9
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

temple.

1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus]
Ἐκεῖνος (Ekeinos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

was speaking
ἔλεγεν (elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple
ναοῦ (naou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3485: A temple, a shrine, that part of the temple where God himself resides. From a primary naio; a fane, shrine, temple.

[of] His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

body.
σώματος (sōmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
(21) But he spake.--Literally, was speaking. This is the solution of the enigma as the disciples read it in the after history. It is remarkable that we have the interpretation of the spiritual temple in Mark 14:58 (see Note there, and comp. John 4:21; John 4:23).

2:12-22 The first public work in which we find Christ engaged, was driving from the temple the traders whom the covetous priests and rulers encouraged to make a market-place of its courts. Those now make God's house a house of merchandise, whose minds are filled with cares about worldly business when attending religious exercises, or who perform Divine offices for love of gain. Christ, having thus cleansed the temple, gave a sign to those who demanded it, to prove his authority for so doing. He foretells his death by the Jews' malice, Destroy ye this temple; I will permit you to destroy it. He foretells his resurrection by his own power; In three days I will raise it up. Christ took again his own life. Men mistake by understanding that according to the letter, which the Scripture speaks by way of figure. When Jesus was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered he has said this. It helps much in understanding the Divine word, to observe the fulfilling of the Scriptures.
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