And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his teachings:
Is not my word like a fire? says the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
And when he came into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, From where has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Woe unto you, you blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is bound!
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict nor resist.
But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them who called on this name in Jerusalem, and came here for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.