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John 2:19–21

19 Jesus answered them, zDestroy this temple, and in three days aI will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,3 and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about bthe temple of his body.

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John 2:19–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

19 Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.

John 2:19–21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

John 2:19–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

19 All right,” Jesus replied. Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

20 “What!” they exclaimed. “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?” 21 But when Jesus said “this temple,” he meant his own body.

John 2:19–21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

19 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”

21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

John 2:19–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will build it again in three days.”

20 They answered, “It took forty-six years to build this Temple! Do you really believe you can build it again in three days?”

21 (But the temple Jesus meant was his own body.

John 2:19–21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

John 2:19–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

19 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple building, and thou wilt raise it up in three days? 21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.

John 2:19–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

19 Jesus replied, “Tear down this temple, and I’ll rebuild it in three days.” 

20 The Jews said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple. Do you really think you’re going to rebuild it in three days?” 

21 But the temple Jesus spoke about was his own body.

John 2:19–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 Jesus answered, Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it up in three days.”

20 Therefore the Jews said, “This sanctuary took 46 years to build, and will You raise it up in three days?”

21 But He was speaking about the sanctuary of His body.

John 2:19–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body.

John 2:19–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up!” 20 Then the Jews said, “This temple has been under construction forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

John 2:19–21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple. I will raise it up again in three days.”

20 The Jews replied, “It has taken 46 years to build this temple. Are you going to raise it up in three days?”

21 But the temple Jesus had spoken about was his body.

John 2:19–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

19 Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

20 The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”

21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.