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The Jewish authorities were greatly surprised and said, "How does this man know so much when he has never been to school?"
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And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?
John 7:46 The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man.
Matthew 7:28,29 And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine. . . .
Matthew 22:22,33 And hearing this, they wondered and, leaving him, went their ways. . . .
Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers.
Matthew 13:54 And coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogues, so that they wondered and said: How came this man by this wisdom and miracles?
Mark 6:2,3 And when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How came this man by all these things? and what wisdom is this that is given to him, and such mighty works as are wrought by his hands? . . .
Luke 4:22 And all gave testimony to him. And they wondered at the words of grace that proceeded from his mouth. And they said: Is not this the son of Joseph?
Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these that speak Galilean?
Acts 4:11,12 This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. . . .
Amos 7:14,15 But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom. . . .
ContextJesus Teaches at the Feast
…14Now, about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned? 16Jesus answered them and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.…
1 Samuel 10:11
And all that had known him yesterday and the day before, seeing that he was with the prophets, and prophesied, said to each other: What is this that hath happened to the son of Cis? is Saul also among the prophets?
And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers.
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?
The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day and said: Where is he?
Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.
Now seeing the constancy of Peter and of John, understanding that they were illiterate and ignorant men, they wondered: and they knew them that they had been with Jesus.
As he spoke these things and made his answer, Festus said with a loud voice: Paul, thou art beside thyself: much learning doth make thee mad.
Additional TranslationsThe Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man attain such learning without having studied?”
Then the Jews were marveling, saying, "How does this one know such writings, not having studied?"
And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?
The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this [man] letters, having never learned?
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
The Jews were astonished. "How does this man know anything of books," they said, "although he has never been at any of the schools?"
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How does this man know letters, having never been educated?"
and the Jews were wondering, saying, 'How hath this one known letters -- not having learned?'
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