Mark 1:22
New International Version
The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.

New Living Translation
The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law.

English Standard Version
And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.

Berean Study Bible
The people were astonished at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were astonished at His teaching, for He was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

King James Bible
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

New King James Version
And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

New American Standard Bible
And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

NASB 1995
They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

NASB 1977
And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Amplified Bible
They were completely amazed at His teaching; because He was teaching them as one having [God-given] authority, and not as the scribes.

Christian Standard Bible
They were astonished at his teaching because he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not like the scribes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were astonished at His teaching because, unlike the scribes, He was teaching them as one having authority.

American Standard Version
And they were astonished at his teaching: For he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were dumbfounded at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one having authority and not like their Scribes.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone was amazed at his teaching. He taught with authority, and not like the teachers of the Law of Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes.

English Revised Version
And they were astonished at his teaching: for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Good News Translation
The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people were amazed at his teachings. Unlike their scribes, he taught them with authority.

International Standard Version
The people were utterly amazed at his teaching, because he was teaching them like one with authority, and not like their scribes.

Literal Standard Version
and they were astonished at His teaching, for He was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

NET Bible
The people there were amazed by his teaching, because he taught them like one who had authority, not like the experts in the law.

New Heart English Bible
And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Weymouth New Testament
The people listened with amazement to His teaching--for there was authority about it: it was very different from that of the Scribes--

World English Bible
They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Expels an Unclean Spirit
21Then Jesus and His companions went to Capernaum, and right away Jesus entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach. 22 The people were astonished at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23Suddenly a man with an unclean spirit cried out in the synagogue:…

Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astonished at His teaching,

Mark 1:23
Suddenly a man with an unclean spirit cried out in the synagogue:

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


Treasury of Scripture

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

they were.

Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

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

Matthew 13:54
And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

as the.

Mark 7:3-13
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders…

Matthew 23:16-24
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! …









(22) And they were astonished.--The verbal agreement with Matthew 7:28 (where see Note) suggests the thought that St. Mark had heard or read that passage. For "doctrine" read teaching. Stress is laid, as in Matthew 7:28, on the manner rather than the thing taught.

Verse 22. - They were astonished at his teaching (ἐξεπλήσσοντο ἐπὶ τῇ διδαχῇ). The verb in the Greek is a very strong and expressive one; it is a very suitable word to express the first impressions of utter amaze-sent produced by our Lord's "teaching." There were several things which caused his teaching (δίδαχη) to differ from that of the scribes. There was no lack of self-assertion in their teaching; but their words did not carry weight. Their teaching was based chiefly on tradition; it dwelt much on the "mint and anise and cummin" of religion, but neglected "judgment and mercy and faith." Christ's teaching, on the contrary, was eminently spiritual. And then he practiced what he taught. Not so the scribes. Thus far St. Mark's narrative bears the character of brevity and conciseness, suitable to an introduction. From this point his record is rich in detail and in graphic description.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[The people] were astonished
ἐξεπλήσσοντο (exeplēssonto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1605: To strike with panic or shock; I amaze, astonish. From ek and plesso; to strike with astonishment.

at
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

teaching,
διδαχῇ (didachē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He taught
διδάσκων (didaskōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

one who had
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

authority,
ἐξουσίαν (exousian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

not
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

scribes.
γραμματεῖς (grammateis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.


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