New American Standard Bible
"You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?
King James Bible
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
Darby Bible Translation
Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the temple which sanctifies the gold?
World English Bible
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Young's Literal Translation
Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the sanctuary that is sanctifying the gold?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The temple that sanctifieth the gold - To sanctify is to make holy. The gold had no holiness but what it derived from the temple. If in any other place, it would be no more holy than any other gold. It was foolish, then, to suppose that that was more holy than the temple, from which it received all the sanctity which it possessed.
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"You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy.
"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.'
"You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
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