Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

John 2:19


Jesus replied, 1  “Destroy 2  this temple and in three days I will raise it up again.”


Mt 12:40; Mt 26:60,61; Mt 27:40; Mt 27:63; Mr 8:31; Mr 14:58; Mr 15:29; Joh 5:19; Joh 10:17,18; Joh 11:25; Ac 2:24,32; Ac 3:15,26; Ro 4:24; Ro 6:4; Ro 8:11; 1Co 15:3,4,12; Col 2:12; 1Pe 3:18

NET © Notes

tn Grk “answered and said to them.”

tn The imperative here is really more than a simple conditional imperative (= “if you destroy”); its semantic force here is more like the ironical imperative found in the prophets (Amos 4:4, Isa 8:9) = “Go ahead and do this and see what happens.”

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