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Mark 14:58

58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another, not made with hands.’ ”

Read Mark 14:58 Using Other Translations

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.
"We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'"
“We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this Temple made with human hands, and in three days I will build another, made without human hands.’”

What does Mark 14:58 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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).

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