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Amazement

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Astonishment and surprise are frequent responses to the actions and words of God and Jesus Christ.

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Amazement at God’s actions

His marvellous deeds

Psalm 98:1 NKJV
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
See also The Lord promises to do amazing things when his people cross the Jordan; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Nebuchadnezzar is amazed at seeing four men in the furnace; ;

His creation

Job 37:5 NKJV
God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.

His judgment

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Throughout his life Jesus Christ inspired amazement

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Amazement at Jesus Christ’s teaching

At his inherent authority

Matthew 7:28–29 NKJV
And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
See also ; ; ;

In debate with the Pharisees

Matthew 22:22 NKJV
When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went their way.

In theological debate with the Sadducees

Matthew 22:33 NKJV
And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

After talking with the rich young man

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After the cleansing of the temple

Here the crowds’ amazement causes the chief priests and teachers of the law to fear Jesus Christ.

Amazement at Jesus Christ’s revelation of himself

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Amazement at Jesus Christ’s miracles

Miracles of healing

Matthew 15:31 NKJV
So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
See also at the healing of the paralytic; at the healing of Jairus’ daughter; at the healing of the crippled beggar

The casting out of demons

Mark 1:27 NKJV
Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

Demonised mutes:

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Legion; a boy with an evil spirit

Miracles of nature

Matthew 8:27 NKJV
So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
See also the withered fig-tree; Jesus Christ walking on the water; the miraculous haul of fish

Amazement at the coming of the Holy Spirit and subsequent events

Acts 2:12 NKJV
So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”
See also ; Simon’s amazement at the miracles performed by Philip; amazement at the change in Saul; astonishment at the Holy Spirit being poured out on the Gentiles; amazement at Peter’s release from prison;

Jesus Christ himself experienced amazement

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