Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 14:18 - 14:18

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 14:18 - 14:18


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Scarce (molis). Adverb in same sense as old mogis, from molos, toil.

Restrained (katepausan). Effective first aorist active indicative of katapauō, old verb in causative sense to make abstain from.

From doing sacrifice unto them (tou mē thuein autois). Ablative case of the articular infinitive with redundant negative after katepausan, regular Greek idiom (Robertson, Grammar, pp. 1094, 1171). It had been a harrowing and well-nigh a horrible ordeal, but finally Paul had won. If only nobody else had interposed!