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John 3:9

9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

Read John 3:9 Using Other Translations

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?"
“How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked.

What does John 3:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 3:9

Nicodemus answered and said unto him
Remaining still as ignorant as ever, though Christ had explained the phrase "born again", at which he stumbled, by a being "born of water and of the Spirit", or of the grace of the Spirit of God; and had illustrated this by the free, powerful, and invisible blowing of the wind:

how can these things be?
The Arabic version reads, "how can this be?" referring either to the last thing said, that a man's being born of the Spirit, is like the blowing of the wind; or to the explanation of the first expression, that a man should be born of water, and of the Spirit; or to the first assertion itself, that a man should be born again; which notwithstanding the explanation and illustration, seemed as impossible, and as impracticable as ever; or rather to them all, and so the Persic version reads, "how can all these things be?"

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