Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
Saw this (idontev). Second aorist active participle of oraw. Saw the messengers returning.
We bid (qeleiv eipwmen). Deliberative subjunctive eipwmen after qeleiv without ina, probably two questions, Dost thou wish? Shall we bid? Perhaps the recent appearance of Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration reminded James and John of the incident in II Kings 1:10-12. Some MSS. add here "as Elijah did." The language of the LXX is quoted by James and John, these fiery Sons of Thunder. Note the two aorist active infinitives (katabhnai, analwsai, the first ingressive, the second effective).
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