His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful

His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful

(Isaiah 9:6)

Events That Brought The People 

To Be Full Of Wonder Concerning Jesus

Elder Jeff Winfrey, Pastor

Dawson Springs Primitive Baptist Church

101 East Walnut Street

Dawson Springs, KY 42408


Greek Words That Express Reactions To Jesus

Ekplesso—(ek-place’-so)   to strike with astonishment, amaze, astonish

Ekstasis—(ek’-stas-is)   a displacement of the mind, ecstasy, trance, astonishment

Existemi—(ex-is’-tay-mee)   to put out of wits, to be beside self, insane, amaze

Phoebo—(fob-eh’-o)   to fear, to be afraid of, to have in awe, to revere

Thambos—(tham’-bos)  dumbfound, stupefy, amaze, astonish

Thambeo—(tham-beh’-o)   stupefy, astound, amaze, astonish

Ekthambo—(ek-tham-beh’-o)   to astonish utterly, affright, greatly amaze

Thaumazo—(thou-mad’-zo)   have in admiration, marvel, wonder

Thaumastos (thow-mas-tos’)   marvelous, wonderful

Thaumasios (thow-mas’-ee-os)   wondrous, a miracle


Jesus’ Wonderful Words and Doctrines

Wonderful were Jesus’ words at the age of twelve

Luk 2:47  And all that heard him were astonished (Existemi— to put out of wits, to be beside self) at his understanding and answers.

Luk 2:48  And when they saw him, they were amazed: (Ekplesso— to strike with astonishment) and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

Luk 2:49  And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Wonderful were His gracious words at the beginning of His ministry

Luk 4:16  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Luk 4:17  And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Luk 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luk 4:19  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luk 4:20  And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Luk 4:21  And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Luk 4:22  And all bare him witness, and wondered (Thaumazo— have in admiration, marvel, wonder) at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?

Wonderful were His teachings as He returns to His own country

Mat 13:54  And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

Wonderful that the Jews marveled at His wisdom

Joh 7:15  And the Jews marvelled, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Wonderful that they could not trap Him in His words

Mat 22:17  Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Mat 22:18  But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Mat 22:19  Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

Mat 22:20  And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

Mat 22:21  They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

Mat 22:22  When they had heard these words, they marvelled, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) and left him, and went their way.

Wonderful that He was willing to talk to a Samaritan

Joh 4:27  And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

Wonderful that the Word answered not a word

Mat 27:14  And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) greatly.

Wonderful was His doctrine—He taught as one having authority

Mat 7:28  And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) at his doctrine:

Mat 7:29  For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Wonderful was His doctrine—His word was with power

Luk 4:31  And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Luk 4:32  And they were astonished (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Wonderful was His doctrine—The common people were astonished

Mar 11:18  And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) at his doctrine.

Wonderful was His teaching–God does the impossible in salvation

Mar 10:23  And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Mar 10:24  And the disciples were astonished (Thambeo—stupefy, astound, amaze, astonish) at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

Mar 10:25  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Mar 10:26  And they were astonished out of measure, (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

Mar 10:27  And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Wonderful was His doctrine on the resurrection

Mat 22:32  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Mat 22:33  And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) at his doctrine.


Jesus’ Wonderful Miracles

Wonderful that He cast out devils

Luk 4:33  And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

Luk 4:34  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

Luk 4:35  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

Luk 4:36  And they were all amazed, (Thambos—dumbfound, stupefy, amaze, astonish) and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

Luk 4:37  And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.

Wonderful were various miracles

Mat 15:30  And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:

Mat 15:31  Insomuch that the multitude wondered, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Wonderful that a blind man received both natural and spiritual eyes 

Joh 9:30  The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous (Thaumastos—marvelous, wonderful) thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

Wonderful that He healed the blind and the lame

Mat 21:14  And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

Mat 21:15  And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful (Thaumasios—wondrous, a miracle) things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,

Wonderful was the healing of the deaf and dumb

Mar 7:32  And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.

Mar 7:33  And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;

Mar 7:34  And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

Mar 7:35  And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

Mar 7:36  And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;

Mar 7:37  And were beyond measure astonished, (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Mat 9:32  As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

Mat 9:33  And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

Wonderful that He healed the blind and the dumb

Mat 12:22  Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

Mat 12:23  And all the people were amazed, (Existemi—to put out of wits, to be beside self) and said, Is not this the son of David?

Wonderful was the draught of fishes

Luk 5:9  For he was astonished, (Thambos—dumbfound, stupefy, amaze, astonish) and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

Wonderful was the withering of the fig tree

Mat 21:19  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

Mat 21:20  And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

Wonderful that He calmed the storm

Mat 8:27  But the men marvelled, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Mar 4:35  And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

Mar 4:36  And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

Mar 4:37  And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

Mar 4:38  And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

Mar 4:39  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mar 4:40  And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

Mar 4:41  And they feared (Phoebo—to fear, to be afraid of, to have in awe, to revere) exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Wonderful that Jesus came to them walking on the sea

Mar 6:49  But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

Mar 6:50  For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

Mar 6:51  And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed (Existemi—to put out of wits, to be beside self) in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder)

Wonderful was the healing of the man in the tombs

Mar 5:19  Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

Mar 5:20  And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder)

Wonderful was the healing of the woman with the issue of blood

Mar 5:33  But the woman fearing (Phoebo—to fear, to be afraid of, to have in awe, to revere) and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

Wonderful was the raising of the twelve-year old girl

Mar 5:42  And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished (Existemi—to put out of wits, to be beside self) with a great astonishment. (Ekstasis—a displacement of the mind, ecstasy, trance)

Wonderful was the man who took up his bed and walked

Mar 2:12  And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, (Existemi—to put out of wits, to be beside self) and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Luk 5:26  And they were all amazed, (Ekstasis—a displacement of the mind, ecstasy, trance) and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

Wonderful was the scene on the Mount of Transfiguration

Luk 9:34  While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared (Phoebo—to fear, to be afraid of, to have in awe, to revere) as they entered into the cloud.

Wonderful were all things–But the cross exceeds all

Luk 9:43  And they were all amazed (Ekplesso—to strike with astonishment) at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,

Luk 9:44  Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.


Jesus’ Wonderful Crucifixion

Wonderful were the events at His crucifixion

Mat 27:54  Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared (Phoebo—to fear, to be afraid of, to have in awe, to revere) greatly saying, Truly this was the Son of God.


Jesus’ Wonderful Resurrection

Wonderful that He lives

Luk 24:12  Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) in himself at that which was come to pass.

Mar 16:8  And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: (Ekstasis—a displacement of the mind, ecstasy, trance) neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

Luk 24:22  Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, (Existemi—to put out of wits, to be beside self) which were early at the sepulchre

Luk 24:41  And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, (Thaumazo—have in admiration, marvel, wonder) he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?


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