Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?
What phraseology was more familiar with the infidel revolutionists of France than the regeneration of their country? And is the idea of a regenerated individual an extravagant one, to be sneered at, when that of a regenerated nation is one to be treated with respect? Yea, infidel speculators will discourse of a regenerated world, and yet make sport to themselves of our faith, as if it were fantastic and visionary, when we speak of the regeneration of a single man! How is it that, being such masters in philosophy and politics, they know not these things?
(W. Anderson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?