Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 9:16
- The five ... the two (touv pente ... touv duo).
- Pointing back to verse 13, fine example of the Greek article.
- And gave (kai edidou).
- Imperfect active of didwmi, kept on giving. This picturesque imperfect is preceded by the aorist kateklasen (brake), a single act. This latter verb in the N.T. only here and the parallel in Mark 6:41, though common enough in ancient Greek. We say "break off" where here the Greek has "break down" (or thoroughly), perfective use of kata.