His disciples remembered that Scripture said, "Devotion for your house will consume me." 18
The Jews reacted by asking Jesus, "What miracle can you show us to justify what you're doing?" 19
Jesus replied, "Tear down this temple, and I'll rebuild it in three days." 20
The Jews said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple. Do you really think you're going to rebuild it in three days?" 21
But the temple Jesus spoke about was his own body. 22
After he came back to life, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and this statement that Jesus had made.
23While Jesus was in Jerusalem at the Passover festival, many people believed in him because they saw the miracles that he performed. 24Jesus, however, was wary of these believers. He understood people 25and didn't need anyone to tell him about human nature. He knew what people were really like.