New American Standard Bible
And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,
King James Bible
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
Darby Bible Translation
And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated offerings, he said,
World English Bible
As some were talking about the temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts, he said,
Young's Literal Translation
And certain saying about the temple, that with goodly stones and devoted things it hath been adorned, he said,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Goodly stones - Beautiful stones. Either referring to the large, square, and well-finished stones of which the eastern wall was built, or to the precious stones which might have been used in decorating the temple itself. See the notes at Mark 13:1.
Gifts - This word properly denotes anything devoted or dedicated to God. Anciently warriors dedicated to their gods the spoils of war - the shields, and helmets, and armor, and garments of those slain in battle. These were suspended in the temples. It would seem that something of this kind had occurred in the temple of Jerusalem, and that the people, to express their gratitude to God, had suspended on the pillars and perches of the temple gifts and offerings. Josephus mentions particularly a golden "vine" with which Herod the Great had adorned the columns of the temple ("Antiq." xiii. 8). See also 2 Macc. 5:16; 9:16.
LibraryWhen Shall These Things Be?
'And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may he fulfilled. 23. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent
July 18 Evening
Two Forms of one Saying
Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.
As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!"
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