Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
When Jesus had finished this discourse, the crowds were astounded at his teaching,
and went to his own part of the country. And he taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished, and said, "Where did he get this wisdom, and the power to do these wonders?
and they were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.
for I will give you such wisdom of utterance as none of your opponents will be able to resist or dispute.
The attendants answered, "No man ever talked as he does!"
but they could not meet his wisdom and the inspiration with which he spoke.
Everyone was astonished, and said, "Is not he the man who made such havoc of the people in Jerusalem who call upon that name, and who came here especially for the purpose of arresting such persons and taking them before the high priests?"
2 Corinthians 4:2
I disown disgraceful, underhanded ways. I refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's message. It is by the open statement of the truth that I would commend myself to every human conscience in the sight of God.
For the message of God is a living and active force, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing through soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and keen in judging the thoughts and purposes of the mind.
For the Pharisees and all the Jews observe the rules handed down from their ancestors, and will not eat until they have washed their hands in a particular way,
Alas for you, you blind guides, who say, 'If anyone swears by the sanctuary, it does not matter, but if anyone swears by the gold of the sanctuary, it is binding.'