Matthew 24:1

ESV Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
NIV Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings.
NASB Jesus left the temple area and was going on His way when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.
CSB As Jesus left and was going out of the temple, his disciples came up and called his attention to its buildings.
NLT As Jesus was leaving the Temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the various Temple buildings.
KJV And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

What does Matthew 24:1 mean?

Leading up to this discourse, Jesus has been teaching and speaking in Israel's temple structure in Jerusalem. He has just completed pronouncing seven "woes" of judgment against Israel's religious leaders: the scribes and the Pharisees (Matthew 23:13). He concluded with a declaration that He was officially abandoning Jerusalem and her children to coming judgment (Matthew 23:37–38). Jerusalem has refused to acknowledge Him as the Messiah and receive His protection.

Now Jesus and His disciples have left the temple and are walking away from it. Despite the serious tone of Jesus' most recent pronouncements, the disciples turn and comment to Jesus about the buildings of the temple. The temple had been extensively renovated in recent years, and historians report that it was known for its beauty and grandeur. Christ will not allow the disciples to miss the point of His recent revelations about the coming judgment on Jerusalem. His prediction will be shocking (Matthew 24:2; Mark 13:2).
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