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Luke 21:5–7

Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

fAnd while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, As for these things that you see, gthe days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, hwhen will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

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Luke 21:5–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”

“Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?

Luke 21:5–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said, The time is coming when all these things will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”

“Teacher,” they asked, “when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, These things which you seethe days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”

So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Some people were talking about the Temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts offered to God.

But Jesus said, “As for these things you are looking at, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another. Every stone will be thrown down.”

They asked Jesus, “Teacher, when will these things happen? What will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?

Luke 21:5–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated offerings, he said, As to these things which ye are beholding, days are coming in which there shall not be left stone upon stone which shall not be thrown down. And they asked him saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be; and what is the sign when these things are going to take place?

Luke 21:5–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Some ⸤of the disciples⸥ were talking about the temple complex. They noted that it was built with fine stones and decorated with beautiful gifts. So Jesus said, “About these buildings that you see—the time will come when not one of these stones will be left on top of another. Each one will be torn down.” 

The disciples asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? What will be the sign when all this will occur?” 

Luke 21:5–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

As some were talking about the temple complex, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, He said, These things that you seethe days will come when not one stone will be left on another that will not be thrown down!”

“Teacher,” they asked Him, “so when will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”

They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And while some were speaking about the temple, that it was adorned with precious stones and votive offerings, he said, As for these things that you see—days will come in which not one stone will be left on another stone that will not be thrown down!”

And they asked him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Some of Jesus’ disciples were talking about the temple. They spoke about how it was decorated with beautiful stones and with gifts that honored God. But Jesus asked, “Do you see all this? The time will come when not one stone will be left on top of another. Every stone will be thrown down.”

“Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

Luke 21:5–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,

As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.”

They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”


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