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.
My message is like a fire that purges dross! It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces! I, the Lord, so affirm it!
When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed by his teaching,
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?
They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.
For I will give you the words along with the wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
The officers replied, "No one ever spoke like this man!"
Yet they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.
All who heard him were amazed and were saying, "Is this not the man who in Jerusalem was ravaging those who call on this name, and who had come here to bring them as prisoners to the chief priests?"
2 Corinthians 4:2
But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience before God.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they perform a ritual washing, holding fast to the tradition of the elders.
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple is bound by nothing. But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound by the oath.'