Mark 13:2

2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

Mark 13:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And Jesus answering said unto him,Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
ESV
2 And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
NLT
2 Jesus replied, “Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”
MSG
2 Jesus said, "You're impressed by this grandiose architecture? There's not a stone in the whole works that is not going to end up in a heap of rubble."
CSB
2 Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!"

Mark 13:2 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:2

And Jesus answering said unto him
The Persic version reads, "unto them"; and so Beza's most ancient copy but as that question is put by one, the reply is made to him:

seest thou these great buildings?
how beautiful and strong they are. The Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions, add the word all; and the sense is, dost thou take a survey of all these buildings, and of the whole of this stately edifice? and dost thou not admire the strength and grandeur of them? and dost thou not think they will be of long duration, and that the demolition of them is scarcely possible?

There shall not be left one stone upon another.
The Syriac and Arabic versions add, "here": as in ( Matthew 24:9 ) , and so it is read in four of Beza's copies, and in others:

that shall not be thrown down; (See Gill on Matthew 24:2).

Mark 13:2 In-Context

1 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”
2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.

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