Herod's Temple and the Verses of the Bible
Scriptures and the Temple
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HEROD THE GREAT'S TEMPLE (From Naves Topical Bible) 46 Years in building the Temple
20 Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and
will You raise it up in three days?"
21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He
had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus
Very beautiful stones of the Temple
1 Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him,
"Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!"
2 And Jesus answered and said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not
one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down."
Magnificence of the Temple
1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up
to show Him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say
to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown
The Beautiful Gate
10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of
the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened
Solomon's Porch (portico)
23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in
doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
11 Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people
ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed.
12 So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: "Men of Israel, why do
you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or
godliness we had made this man walk?
12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done
among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.
13 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.
Treasury of the Temple
41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into
the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.
42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.
43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say
to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the
44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in
all that she had, her whole livelihood."
Zacharias, officiating priest in the Temple, has a vision of
an angel; receives promise of a son
21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he
lingered so long in the temple.
22 But when he came out, he could not speak to them; and they perceived that he
had seen a vision in the temple, for he beckoned to them and remained
Jesus brought to the Temple, according to the law and custom
57 Now Elizabeth's full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought
forth a son.
58 When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to
her, they rejoiced with her.
59 Circumcision of John the Baptist. So it was, on the eighth day, that they
came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him by the name of his
60 His mother answered and said, "No; he shall be called John."
Simeon blesses the infant Jesus in the Temple
25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this
man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy
Spirit was upon him.
26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see
death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in
the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law,
28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:
29 "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation
31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people
Anna, the prophetess, lives in the Temple
36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe
of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from
37 and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart
from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to
all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
Jesus in the Temple, when a youth
46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting
in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So
when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have
You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously."
49 And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be
about My Father's business?"
50 But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them
Jesus taken to the pinnacle of the Temple, during his
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the
6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is
written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and, 'In their hands they
shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.'"
7 Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your
Jesus teaches in the Temple
27 Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple,
the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him.
28 And they said to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things? And who
gave You this authority to do these things?"
35 Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, "How is it that
the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit
at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."'
37 Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?"
48 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Have you come out, as against a
robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But
the Scriptures must be fulfilled."
14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have
been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."
14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never
2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people
came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in
doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in
synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have
21 Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed
they know what I said."
22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck
Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like
Jesus performs miracles in the Temple
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did,
and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of
David!" they were indignant
16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to
them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise'?"
Jesus expels money exchangers from the Temple
12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and
sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the
seats of those who sold doves.
13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of
prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'"
Captains of the Temple (the temple security guard)
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders
who had come to Him, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and
53 When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But
this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
1 Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple,
and the Sadducees came upon them,
2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus
the resurrection from the dead.
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day,
for it was already evening.
4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the
men came to be about five thousand.
24 Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests
heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be.
25 So one came and told them, saying, "Look, the men whom you put in prison are
standing in the temple and teaching the people!"
26 Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence,
for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the
high priest asked them,
28 saying,"Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And
look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this
Man's blood on us!"
Judas casts down the pieces of silver in the Temple
5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and
went and hanged himself.
6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to
put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood."
7 And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to
bury strangers in.
8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Curtain of the Temple, torn at the time of the crucifixion
51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and
the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,
The disciples worship in the Temple, after the resurrection
50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and
51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and
carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from
house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to
the church daily those who were being saved.
Peter heals the lame man at the gate of the Temple
1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer,
the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid
daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from
those who entered the temple;
3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.
4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, "Look at us."
5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.
6 Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give
you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk."
Disciples preach in the Temple
20 "Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life."
21 And when they heard that, they entered the temple early in the morning and
taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council
together, with all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison
to have them brought.
42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching
and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Paul's vision in the Temple
17 "Now it happened, when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple,
that I was in a trance
18 and saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly,
for they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.'
19 So I said, 'Lord, they know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat
those who believe on You.
20 And when the blood of Your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by
consenting to his death, and guarding the clothes of those who were killing
21 Then He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you far from here to the
Paul observes the rights of the Temple
26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, having been purified with them,
entered the temple to announce the expiration of the days of purification, at
which time an offering should be made for each one of them.
27 Now when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in
the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him,
28 crying out, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches all men
everywhere against the people, the law, and this place; and furthermore he also
brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place."
29 (For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city,
whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
30 And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul,
and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.
Paul is apprehended in the Temple
33 Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with
two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done.
34 And some among the multitude cried one thing and some another. So when he
could not ascertain the truth because of the tumult, he commanded him to be
taken into the barracks.
35 When he reached the stairs, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of
the violence of the mob.
36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying out," Away with
Prophecies concerning the Temple's destruction, by Daniel
11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the
daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.
12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the
daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and
13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain
one who was speaking, "How long will the vision be, concerning the daily
sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary
and the host to be trampled underfoot?"
14 And he said to me, "For two thousand three hundred days; then the
sanctuary shall be cleansed."
30 For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be
grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. "So he
shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.
31 And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary
fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the
abomination of desolation.
Jesus foretells the destruction of the Temple
24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came
up to show Him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to
you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately,
saying,"Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your
coming, and of the end of the age?"
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled;
for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there
will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be
hated by all nations for My name's sake.
10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him
16 "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his
18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in
20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the
beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the
elect's sake those days will be shortened.
23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do
not believe it.
24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and
wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 See, I have told you beforehand.
26 "Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out;
or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it.
27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also
will the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the
tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the
clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will
gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the
32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already
become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near -- at the
34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till
all these things take place.
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but
My Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man
38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will
the coming of the Son of Man be.
40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.
41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief
would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you
do not expect.
45 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his
household, to give them food in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so
47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his
49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the
50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him
and at an hour that he is not aware of,
51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
from Nave's Topical Bible