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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Luke 18:15

They brought (proseperon).
Imperfect active, they were bringing. So Mark 10:13.

Their babes (ta breph).
Old word for

infants}. Here Mark 10:13; Matthew 19:13 have paidia (little children). Note "also" (kai) in Luke, not in Mark and Matthew. {That he should touch them (ina autwn apthtai).
Present middle subjunctive (linear action, repeatedly touch or one after the other), where Mark 10:13 has aorist middle subjunctive (apshtai).

Rebuked (epetimwn).
Imperfect indicative active. Either inchoative began to rebuke, or continued, kept on rebuking. Matthew and Mark have the aorist epetimhsan.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 18:15". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=018&verse=015>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.