Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.
"Is not morality good aa far as it goes?" say you. "Yes, certainly, as far as it goes." "Isn't my cable as good as yours, as far as it goes?" says the sailor who has a short cable to him who has one very long. "Yes," says the other, "as far as it goes; but what of that, when it won't go within fifty fathoms of bottom?" And of what use, oh moralist, is your cable, when it will not go within fifty fathoms of the place where it can take hold upon the soul's anchorage?
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.