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.
King James Bible
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?
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?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:15 How does this man know letters, having never learned? - How comes he to be so well acquainted with sacred literature as to be able thus to expound the Scripture, with such propriety and gracefulness, seeing he has never learned this, at any place of education?
LibraryThe Transfiguration: an Emergency Measure. Matthew 16:28-17:1-8. Mark 9:1-8. Luke 9:27-36.
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1 Samuel 10:11
When those who knew Saul heard about it, they exclaimed, "What? Is even Saul a prophet? How did the son of Kish become a prophet?"
All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, "Who are you?"
The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him.
But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.
Suddenly, Festus shouted, "Paul, you are insane. Too much study has made you crazy!"
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