Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 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.