The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 3:9
Nicodemus answered and said unto him…
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?"