Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, "How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?"

New American Standard Bible

The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?”

King James Version

And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Holman Bible

Then the Jews were amazed and said, “How does He know the Scriptures, since He hasn’t been trained?”

International Standard Version

The Jewish leaders were astonished and remarked, "How can this man be so educated when he has never gone to school?"

A Conservative Version

The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How does this man know scholarly material, not having learned?

American Standard Version

The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Amplified

Then the Jews were perplexed. They said, “How did this man become learned [so versed in the Scriptures and theology] without formal training?”

An Understandable Version

Now the Jewish authorities were amazed, saying, "How can this man know so much, since he has never been educated?"

Anderson New Testament

And the Jews were astonished, and said: How has this man a knowledge of letters, having never been taught?

Bible in Basic English

Then the Jews were surprised and said, How has this man got knowledge of books? He has never been to school.

Common New Testament

And the Jews marveled, saying, "How did this man get such learning, having never studied?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

at which the Jews were surprized, saying, how came be acquainted with the scriptures, a man of no education?

Darby Translation

The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

Godbey New Testament

Then the Jews marveled, saying; How does this one know letters, never having been taught?

Goodspeed New Testament

This astonished the Jews. "How is it that this man can read?" they said, "when he has never gone to school?"

John Wesley New Testament

And the Jews marvelled, saying, How doth this man know letters, having never learned?

Julia Smith Translation

And the Jews wondered, saying, How knows he letters, not having learned

King James 2000

And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the Jews were astonished, saying, "How does this man {possess knowledge}, [because he] has not been taught?"

Modern King James verseion

And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this man know letters, not being taught?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the Jews marveled, saying, "How knoweth he the scriptures, seeing that he never learned?"

Montgomery New Testament

The Jews were amazed. They said, "How does this fellow know the sacred writings when he has never learned them?" "I am not asking that thou wilt take them out of the world, but that thou wilt protect them from the Evil One.

New Heart English Bible

The Jewish leaders therefore marveled, saying, "How does this man know letters, having never been educated?"

Noyes New Testament

The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Sawyer New Testament

Then the Jews wondered, saying, How does this man know letters, not having learned?

The Emphasized Bible

The Jews, therefore, began to marvel, saying - How, doth this one know, letters, not having learned?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man the scriptures, not being a scholar?

Twentieth Century New Testament

The Jews were astonished. "How has this man got his learning," they asked, "when he has never studied?"

Webster

And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Weymouth New Testament

The Jews were astonished. "How does this man know anything of books," they said, "although he has never been at any of the schools?"

Williams New Testament

The Jews were dumbfounded and said, "How can this uneducated man know the Scriptures?"

World English Bible

The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How does this man know letters, having never been educated?"

Worrell New Testament

The Jews, therefore, were marveling, saying, "How knoweth This Man letters, having never learned!"

Worsley New Testament

And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, who never learnt?

Youngs Literal Translation

and the Jews were wondering, saying, 'How hath this one known letters -- not having learned?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the Jews
Ἰουδαῖος 
Ioudaios 
Usage: 190

θαυμάζω 
Thaumazo 
Usage: 42

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

How
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

γράμμα 
Gramma 
Usage: 12

μανθάνω 
manthano 
Usage: 20

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

Context Readings

Jesus At The Feast Of Tabernacles

14 When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. 15 Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, "How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?" 16 So Jesus replied, "My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me.



Cross References

Matthew 13:54

Then he came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers?

Luke 2:47

And all who heard Jesus were astonished at his understanding and his answers.

Luke 4:22

All were speaking well of him, and were amazed at the gracious words coming out of his mouth. They said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"

John 7:46

The officers replied, "No one ever spoke like this man!"

Amos 7:14-15

Amos replied to Amaziah, "I was not a prophet by profession. No, I was a herdsman who also took care of sycamore fig trees.

Matthew 7:28-29

When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed by his teaching,

Matthew 22:22

Now when they heard this they were stunned, and they left him and went away.

Matthew 22:33

When the crowds heard this, they were amazed at his teaching.

Mark 6:2-3

When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. Many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did he get these ideas? And what is this wisdom that has been given to him? What are these miracles that are done through his hands?

John 1:19

Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

Acts 2:7-13

Completely baffled, they said, "Aren't all these who are speaking Galileans?

Acts 4:11-12

This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become the cornerstone.

Acts 26:24

As Paul was saying these things in his defense, Festus exclaimed loudly, "You have lost your mind, Paul! Your great learning is driving you insane!"

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