Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 10:39
- They sought again to seize him (ezhtoun auton palin piazai).
- Imperfect active, "They kept on seeking to seize (ingressive aorist active infinitive of piazw for which see 7:30) as they had tried repeatedly (7:1,30,44; 8:20), but in vain. They gave up the effort to stone him.
- Out of their hand (ek thv xeirov autwn).
- Overawed, but still angry, the stones fell to the ground, and Jesus walked out.