Matthew 26:61

I am able to destroy the temple of God (dunamai katalusai ton naon tou qeou). What he had said ( John 2:19 ) referred to the temple of his body which they were to destroy (and did) and which he would raise again in three days as he did. It was a pitiful perversion of what Jesus had said and even so the two witnesses disagreed in their misrepresentation ( Mark 14:59 ).