John 7:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Iewes marueiled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, hauing neuer learned?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Jews then were astonished, saying, "How has this man become learned, having never been educated?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this [man] letters, having never learned?
- Darby Bible

And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
- Webster's Bible

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

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

And the Jewis wondriden, and seiden, Hou can this man lettris, sithen he hath not lerned?
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:15


7:15 How does this man know letters, having never learned? - How comes he to be so well acquainted with sacred literature as to be able thus to expound the Scripture, with such propriety and gracefulness, seeing he has never learned this, at any place of education?


People's Bible Notes for John 7:15


Joh 7:15 How knoweth, etc.? The Jewish rulers were astonished at his learning, since he had never attended the great schools of their doctors.

Discussion for John 7:15

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