Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 22:15
- With desire I have desired (epitumiai epetumhsa).
- A Hebraism common in the LXX. Associative instrumental case of substantive and first aorist active indicative of same like a cognate accusative. Peculiar to Luke is all this verse. See this idiom in John 3:29; Acts 4:17.
- Before I suffer (pro tou me patein).
- Preposition pro with articular infinitive and accusative of general reference, "before the suffering as to me." Patein is second aorist active infinitive of pasxw.