Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 21:14
- Not to meditate beforehand (mh promeletain).
- The classical word for conning a speech beforehand. Mark 13:11 has promerimnaw, a later word which shows previous anxiety rather than previous preparation.
- How to answer (apologhthnai).
- First aorist passive infinitive. It is the preparation for the speech of defence (apology) that Jesus here forbids, not the preparation of a sermon.