English Standard Version
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”
King James Bible
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
American Standard Version
The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?
English Revised Version
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
Webster's Bible Translation
And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
Weymouth New Testament
The Jews were astonished. "How does this man know anything of books," they said, "although he has never been at any of the schools?"
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
letters. or, learning.
1 Samuel 10:11
And when all who knew him previously saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, "What has come over the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?"
Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind."
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