Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Jews were astonished. "How does this man know anything of books," they said, "although he has never been at any of the schools?"
They kept asking, "Is not this man Joseph's son? Is he not Jesus, whose father and mother we know? What does he mean by now saying, 'I have come down out of Heaven'?"
And He came into His own country and proceeded to teach in their synagogue, so that they were filled with astonishment and exclaimed, "Where did he obtain such wisdom, and these wondrous powers?
Is not this the carpenter, Mary's son, the brother of James and Joses, Jude and Simon? And do not his sisters live here among us?" So they turned angrily away.
And they all spoke well of Him, wondering at the sweet words of kindness which fell from His lips, while they asked one another, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
Others said, "He is the Christ." But others again, "Not so, for is the Christ to come from Galilee?
"At Bethlehem in Judaea," they replied; "for so it stands written in the words of the Prophet,
In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will make known His posterity? For He is destroyed from among men."