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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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John 3:7

Marvel not (mh taumashiv).
"Do not begin to wonder" (ingressive first aorist active subjunctive with mh), as clearly Nicodemus had done. In John the word taumazw usually means "unintelligent wonder" (Bernard).

Ye must be born anew (dei umav gennhthnai anwten).
Jesus repeats the point in verse 3 (dei and the infinitive instead of ean mh and the subjunctive) with anwten (from above) only and not ex udatov.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 3:7". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=joh&chapter=003&verse=007>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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