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John 2:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But he spake of the temple of his body.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But he spake of the temple of his body.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But he spoke of the temple of his body.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But *he* spoke of the temple of his body.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, he, was speaking concerning the shrine of his body.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but he spake concerning the sanctuary of his body;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But he spoke of the temple of his body.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But he spake of the temple of his body.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But he spake of the temple of his body.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But he spake of the temple of his body.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he 1565
{1565} Prime
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
spake 3004
{3004} Prime
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
of 4012
{4012} Prime
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
temple 3485
{3485} Prime
From a primary word ναίω [[naio]] (to dwell); a fane, shrine, temple.
of his y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
(0848) Complement
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
body. 4983
{4983} Prime
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 2:18-22.

John 2:21

_ _ temple of his body — in which was enshrined the glory of the eternal Word. (See on John 1:14). By its resurrection the true Temple of God upon earth was reared up, of which the stone one was but a shadow; so that the allusion is not quite exclusively to Himself, but takes in that Temple of which He is the foundation, and all believers are the “lively stones.” (1 Peter 2:4, 1 Peter 2:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 2:12-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 2:21

But he spake of the (i) temple of his body.

(i) That is, of his body.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell;
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.


1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; ... In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
1 Peter 2:4-5 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious, ... Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
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Jn 1:14. 1Co 3:16; 6:19. 2Co 6:16. Ep 2:20. Col 1:19; 2:9. He 8:2. 1P 2:4.

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