Genteel Ignorance
John 3:9
Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?

John Wesley always preferred the middling and lower classes to the wealthy. He said, "If I might choose, I should still, as I have done hitherto, preach the gospel to the poor." Preaching in Monkton Church, a large old, ruinous building, he says, "I suppose it has scarce had such a congregation during this century. Many of them were gay, genteel people, so I spoke on the first elements of the gospel, but I was still out of their depth. Oh, how hard it is to be shallow enough for a polite audience!"

(Anecdotes of the Wesleys.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

WEB: Nicodemus answered him, "How can these things be?"

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