Mark 13:2 Do you see these great buildings?...

KJV Verse: 

Mark 13:2 Do you see these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

Greek Verse: 

Literal Alternative: 

See these mighty structures? Stone shall not be left upon stone, {they] will be thrown down.

Interesting and Hidden Aspects: 

Christ is described as a carpenter, but he and his father were both builders, basically stone masons.  Christ uses the basic Greek term for building, oikia, which means house, as a symbol for family and clan. Here the term used for building is a version of that word meant for bigger buildings, so a bigger clan, the Jewish nation.

 

 

Greek Vocabulary: 

Βλέπεις. "Do you see" is from blepô (blepo), which means "to look" and "to see." It is the more tangible sense of seeing, such as seeing what is right in front of you rather than understanding.

ταύτας "These"

τὰς μεγάλας "Great" is from megas (megas), which means "big", "full grown", "great", "high", "loud", "mighty ""important," and "strong."

οἰκοδομάς;"Buildings" is from oikodomê (oikodome), which is a shortened form of oikodomêna which means "building," and "structure."

οὐ "not"

ἀφεθῇ  "Left" is from  aphiêmi (aphiemi), which means "to let fall", "to send away", "to let loose", "to get rid of", "to leave alone", "to pass by", "to permit," and "to send forth from oneself." This same word is usually translated as "leave", "forgive", "suffer," and "let" in the New Testament.

ὧδε  (adv) Untranslated is hode, the demonstrative adverb that means of manner: "thus", "in this way", "so very"; of condition: "as it is", "as follows"; of places:: "hither" and "here".

λίθος "Stone" is lithos (lithos) which means "a stone", "stone as a substance," and various specific types of stones, such as touchstones, and altar stones.

ἐπὶ  "Upon" is from epi, (epi) which means "on", "upon", "at", "by", "before, ""across," and "against."

λίθον "Another" is lithos (lithos) which means "a stone", "stone as a substance," and various specific types of stones, such as touchstones, and altar stones.

ὃς "That"

οὐ μὴ "not"

καταλυθῇ "Thrown down" is from kataluô (katalyo), which means "put down", "destroy", "dissolve", "break up", "dismiss", "disband", "abolish", "bring to an end", "unloose," and "unyoke."

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