Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 12:4
- Unto you my friends (umin toiv piloiv).
- As opposed to the Pharisees and lawyers in 11:43,46,53.
- Be not afraid of (mh pobhthte apo).
- First aorist passive subjunctive with mh, ingressive aorist, do not become afraid of, with apo and the ablative like the Hebrew min and the English "be afraid of," a translation Hebraism as in Matthew 10:28 (Moulton, Prolegomena, p. 102).
- Have no more that they can do (mh exontwn perissoteron ti poihsai).
- Luke often uses the infinitive thus with exw, a classic idiom (7:40,42; 12:4,50; 14:14; Acts 4:14, etc.).