|New International Version (© 2011)|
The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"
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?
Young's Literal Translation
and the Jews were wondering, saying, 'How hath this one known letters -- not having learned?'
John 7:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? - The Jewish learning consisted in the knowledge of their own scriptures, and the traditions of their elders. In this learning our blessed Lord excelled. No person ever spoke with more grace and dignity, or knew better how to make a more proper use, or a happier application, of Jewish allegories and parables; because none ever penetrated the sense of the Scriptures as he did; none ever cited them more successfully, or ever showed their accomplishment in so complete and satisfactory a manner. As these branches of learning were taught at the Jewish schools, and our Lord had never attended there, they were astonished to find him excelling in that sort of learning, of which they themselves professed to be the sole teachers.
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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 were astonished at his doctrine...
Matthew 22:22,33 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way...
Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
Matthew 13:54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said...
Mark 6:2,3 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying...
Luke 4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
Acts 4:11,12 This is the stone which was set at nothing of you builders, which is become the head of the corner...
letters. or, learning.
Amos 7:14,15 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdsman...
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1 Samuel 10:11 When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, "What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
Luke 2:47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
John 1:19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
John 7:11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?"
John 7:13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Acts 26:24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning is driving you insane."