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John 2:20

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?”

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John 2:20 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”

John 2:20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

John 2:20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 “What!” they exclaimed. “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?”

John 2:20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

John 2:20 — New Century Version (NCV)

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

John 2:20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

20 The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

John 2:20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple building, and thou wilt raise it up in three days?

John 2:20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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?” 

John 2:20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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

John 2:20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?”

John 2:20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Then the Jews said, “This temple has been under construction forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?”

John 2:20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

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

John 2:20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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


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