Rev., better, because stronger, honorable. By this epithet the disgracefulness of the blasphemy is emphasized.
By the which ye are called (τὸ ἐπικληθὲν ἐφ' ὑμᾶς)
Lit., which is called upon you; the name of Christ, invoked in baptism. The phrase is an Old-Testament one. See Deu 28:10, where the Septuagint reads that the name of the Lord has been called upon race. Also, 2Ch 7:14; Isa 4:1. Compare Act 15:17.