Matthew 12:6 KJV
But I say unto you,
That in this place is [one]
greater than the temple.
New International Version
I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
New Living Translation
I tell you, there is one here who is even greater than the Temple!
English Standard Version
I tell you, something greater than the temple is here.
Berean Study Bible
But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
Berean Literal Bible
But I say to you that a greater than the temple is here.
New King James Version
Yet I say to you that in this place there is [One] greater than the temple.
New American Standard Bible
But I say to you that [something] greater than the temple is here.
But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here.
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In this place is one greater than the temple.
Better, Here is something greater than the Temple.
The Greek adjective is neuter in the better manuscripts, and the word “here” we may think of as accompanied (like the “destroy this temple” of John 2:19) by a gesture which interpreted the words.
The passage thus referred to furnishes obviously the true explanation of our Lord’s assertion of His greatness here, and spoken, as it probably was, to scribes from Jerusalem, may have been intended to remind them of it.
The body of the Son of Man was the truest, highest temple of God, and the disciples who ministered to Him were entitled to at least the same privilege as the priests in the Temple at Jerusalem.
The range of the words is, however, wider than this their first and highest application. We are taught to think of the bodies of other sons of men as being also, in their measure, temples of God (1Corinthians 6:19), and so there follows the conclusion that all works of love done for the bodies or the souls of men as little interfere with the holiness of a day of rest as did the ministrations of the priests as they laboured to weariness in the ritual of the Temple.
Inasmuch as the disciples were not at the time engaged in any direct service to their Master, but were simply satisfying the cravings of their own hunger, their act, strictly speaking, came under the general rather than the special application of the words.
Man, as such, to those who take a true measure of his worth, is greater than any material temple.
But ☆ δὲ (de) ☆ Conjunction ☆ A primary particle; but, and, etc.
I tell ☆ λέγω (legō) ☆ Verb – Present Indicative Active – 1st Person Singular ☆ (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.
You ☆ ὑμῖν (hymin) ☆ Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Dative 2nd Person Plural ☆ You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
Something greater than ☆ μεῖζόν (meizon) ☆ Adjective – Nominative Neuter Singular – Comparative ☆ Large, great, in the widest sense.
The ☆ τοῦ (tou) ☆ Article – Genitive Neuter Singular ☆ The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Temple ☆ ἱεροῦ (hierou) ☆ Noun – Genitive Neuter Singular ☆ Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.
Is ☆ ἐστιν (estin) ☆ Verb – Present Indicative Active – 3rd Person Singular ☆ I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
Here ☆ ὧδε (hōde) ☆ Adverb ☆ From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.
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