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John 2:21

Context
NET ©

But Jesus 1  was speaking about the temple of his body. 2 

NIV ©

But the temple he had spoken of was his body.

NASB ©

But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

NLT ©

But by "this temple," Jesus meant his body.

MSG ©

But Jesus was talking about his body as the Temple.

BBE ©

But his words were about that holy building which was his body.

NRSV ©

But he was speaking of the temple of his body.

NKJV ©

But He was speaking of the temple of His body.


KJV
But
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he
<1565>
spake
<3004> (5707)
of
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the temple
<3485>
of his
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body
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NASB ©
But He was speaking
<3004>
of the temple
<3485>
of His body
<4983>
.
GREEK
ekeinov
<1565>
D-NSM
de
<1161>
CONJ
elegen
<3004> (5707)
V-IAI-3S
peri
<4012>
PREP
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
naou
<3485>
N-GSM
tou
<3588>
T-GSN
swmatov
<4983>
N-GSN
autou
<846>
P-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
But
<1161>
Jesus was speaking
<3004>
about
<4012>
the temple
<3485>
of his
<846>
body
<4983>
.
NET ©

But Jesus 1  was speaking about the temple of his body. 2 

NET © Notes

tn Grk “that one”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity. This Greek term is frequently used as a way of referring to Jesus in the Johannine letters (cf. 1 John 2:6; 3:3, 5, 7, 16; 4:17).

tn The genitive “of his body” (τοῦ σώματος αὐτοῦ, tou swmato" autou) is a genitive of apposition, clarifying which temple Jesus was referring to. Thus, Jesus not only was referring to his physical resurrection, but also to his participation in the resurrection process. The New Testament thus records the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as all performing the miracle of Christ's resurrection.

sn Jesus was speaking about the temple of his body. For the author, the temple is not just the building, it is Jesus’ resurrected body. Compare the nonlocalized worship mentioned in John 4:21-23, and also Rev 21:22 (there is to be no temple in the New Jerusalem; the Lord and the Lamb are its temple). John points to the fact that, as the place where men go in order to meet God, the temple has been supplanted and replaced by Jesus himself, in whose resurrected person people may now encounter God (see John 1:18, 14:6).



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