New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?
King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, Thou art the teacher of Israel and knowest not these things!
World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and don't understand these things?
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, 'Thou art the teacher of Israel -- and these things thou dost not know!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A master of Israel - A "teacher" of Israel; the same word that in the second verse is translated "teacher." As such a teacher he ought to have understood this doctrine. It was not new," but was clearly taught in the Old Testament. See particularly Psalm 51:10, Psalm 51:16-17; Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:26. It may seem surprising that a man whose business it was to teach the people should be a stranger to so plain and important a doctrine; but when worldly-minded men are placed in offices of religion when they seek those offices for the sake of ease or reputation, it is no wonder that they are strangers to the plain truths of the Bible; and there have been many, and there are still, who are in the ministry itself, to whom the plainest doctrines of the gospel are obscure. No man can understand the Bible fully unless he is a humble Christian, and the easiest way to comprehend the truths of religion is to give the heart to God and live to his glory. A child thus may have more real knowledge of the way of salvation than many who are pretended masters and teachers of Israel, John 7:17; Matthew 11:25; Psalm 8:2, compared with Matthew 21:16.
Of Israel - Of the Jews; of the Jewish nation.
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God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.--JOHN 3:16. God . . . hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: …
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Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
Nicodemus said to Him, "How can these things be?"
But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time.
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