John 7:15
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New International Version
The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"

New Living Translation
The people were surprised when they heard him. "How does he know so much when he hasn't been trained?" they asked.

English Standard Version
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”

Berean Study Bible
The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man attain such learning without having studied?"

Berean Literal Bible
Then the Jews were marveling, saying, "How does this one know such writings, not having studied?"

New American Standard Bible
The Jews then were astonished, saying, "How has this man become learned, having never been educated?"

King James Bible
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Jews were amazed and said, "How does He know the Scriptures, since He hasn't been trained?"

International Standard Version
The Jewish leaders were astonished and remarked, "How can this man be so educated when he has never gone to school?"

NET Bible
Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, "How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?"

New Heart English Bible
The Jewish leaders therefore marveled, saying, "How does this man know letters, having never been educated?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Judeans were astonished and were saying, “How does this man know the scrolls, having not learned?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews were surprised and asked, "How can this man be so educated when he hasn't gone to school?"

New American Standard 1977
The Jews therefore were marveling, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How does this man know letters, having never learned?

King James 2000 Bible
And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

American King James Version
And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

American Standard Version
The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this [man] 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?"

World English Bible
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How does this man know letters, having never been educated?"

Young's Literal Translation
and the Jews were wondering, saying, 'How hath this one known letters -- not having learned?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:14-24 Every faithful minister may humbly adopt Christ's words. His doctrine is not his own finding out, but is from God's word, through the teaching of his Spirit. And amidst the disputes which disturb the world, if any man, of any nation, seeks to do the will of God, he shall know whether the doctrine is of God, or whether men speak of themselves. Only those who hate the truth shall be given up to errors which will be fatal. Surely it was as agreeable to the design of the sabbath to restore health to the afflicted, as to administer an outward rite. Jesus told them to decide on his conduct according to the spiritual import of the Divine law. We must not judge concerning any by their outward appearance, but by their worth, and by the gifts and graces of God's Spirit in them.
Study Bible
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
14About halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. 15The Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man attain such learning without having studied?” 16“My teaching is not My own,” Jesus replied. “It comes from Him who sent Me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:11
It came about, when all who knew him previously saw that he prophesied now with the prophets, that the people said to one another, "What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"

Luke 2:47
And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.

John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 7:11
So the Jews were looking for Him at the feast and asking, "Where is He?"

John 7:13
Yet no one would speak about Him publicly for fear of the Jews.

Acts 4:13
When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 26:24
At this stage of Paul's defense, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, "You are insane, Paul! Your great learning is driving you to madness!"
Treasury of Scripture

And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

marvelled.

John 7:46 The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

Matthew 7:28,29 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people …

Matthew 22:22,33 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and …

Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

How.

Matthew 13:54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their …

Mark 6:2,3 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: …

Luke 4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which …

Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, …

Acts 4:11,12 This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which …

letters. or, learning.

Amos 7:14,15 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither …

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