Matthew 12:6

But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
A greater than the temple: so what can be done for the temple without a sin, may be done for him without a crime. (Bible de Vence)

Hilary of Poitiers

AD 368
Christ also reminded them of another prophecy so that they might learn that all things that were spoken of previously were accomplished in him through the law, that the priests in the temple broke the sabbath without offense, clearly revealing that Jesus himself was the temple. In him salvation was given to the Gentiles through the teaching of the apostles, while the people who were bound by the law wandered about faithlessly, so that he himself might be greater than the sabbath. Evangelical faith lived in Christ transcends the law. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Nevertheless, great as the sayings were which they heard, they made no reply, for the salvation of men was not their object.

Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
The law prohibited work on the sabbath; so, then, the priests as they split wood and lit fires on the sabbath were profaning, that is, defiling, the sabbath, by your reckoning. But you will say to Me, "They were priests, the disciples are not." I say, then, that something greater than the temple I here. I am the Master Who is greater than the temple, and since I am with My disciples, they have greater authority to set aside the law of the rabbath than do the priests. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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