"You are Israel’s teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?
Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?
Jesus replied, "You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things?
Jesus said, "You're a respected teacher of Israel and you don't know these basics?
And Jesus, answering, said, Are you the teacher of Israel and have no knowledge of these things?
Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?
Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
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1 tn Grk “Jesus answered and said to him.”
2 sn Jesus’ question “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you don’t understand these things?” implies that Nicodemus had enough information at his disposal from the OT scriptures to have understood Jesus’ statements about the necessity of being born from above by the regenerating work of the Spirit. Isa 44:3-5 and Ezek 37:9-10 are passages Nicodemus might have known which would have given him insight into Jesus’ words. Another significant passage which contains many of these concepts is Prov 30:4-5.