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Selected Verse: Matthew 23:17 - Strong Concordance

Verse         Translation Text
Mt 23:17 Strong Concordance Ye fools [3474] and [2532] blind [5185]: for [1063] whether [5101] is [2076] greater [3187], the gold [5557], or [2228] the temple [3485] that sanctifieth [37] the gold [5557]?
  King James Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

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Notes on the Bible, by Albert Barnes, [1834]
The temple that sanctifieth the gold - To sanctify is to make holy. The gold had no holiness but what it derived from the temple. If in any other place, it would be no more holy than any other gold. It was foolish, then, to suppose that that was more holy than the temple, from which it received all the sanctity which it possessed.