15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"

Other Translations of John 7:15

King James Version

15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, letters: or, learning having never learned?

English Standard Version

15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How is it that this man has learning,Or this man knows his letters when he has never studied?"

The Message

15 The Jews were impressed, but puzzled: "How does he know so much without being schooled?"

New King James Version

15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?"

New Living Translation

15 The people were surprised when they heard him. "How does he know so much when he hasn't been trained?" they asked.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 7:15

Commentary on John 7:14-24

(Read John 7:14-24)

Every faithful minister may humbly adopt Christ's words. His doctrine is not his own finding out, but is from God's word, through the teaching of his Spirit. And amidst the disputes which disturb the world, if any man, of any nation, seeks to do the will of God, he shall know whether the doctrine is of God, or whether men speak of themselves. Only those who hate the truth shall be given up to errors which will be fatal. Surely it was as agreeable to the design of the sabbath to restore health to the afflicted, as to administer an outward rite. Jesus told them to decide on his conduct according to the spiritual import of the Divine law. We must not judge concerning any by their outward appearance, but by their worth, and by the gifts and graces of God's Spirit in them.