Mark 14:58

58 We heard him say*, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

Mark 14:58 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:58

We heard him say
In a discourse of his, recorded in ( John 2:19 ) :

I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three
days I will build another made without hands;
which was a very false testimony; for Christ did not say be would destroy any temple at all, only put the Jews on doing it; much less did he point at, or design the temple of Jerusalem, but his own body; nor did he use the distinction of a temple, made with and without hands; nor did he affirm that he would build another; only said, he would raise up in three days, that which they should destroy. By this testimony these witnesses would suggest, that Christ had a design upon their temple to demolish it, and that he must be a sorcerer, or a magician, to pretend to build a temple without hands in three days time; (See Gill on Matthew 26:61).

Mark 14:58 In-Context

56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.
59 But neither so did their witness agree together.
60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?