Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 23:23
- But they were instant (oi de epekeinto).
- Imperfect middle of epikeimai, an old verb for the rush and swirl of a tempest.
- With loud voices (pwnaiv megalaiv).
- Instrumental case. Poor Pilate was overwhelmed by this tornado.
- Prevailed (katisxuon).
- Imperfect active of katisxuw (see Matthew 16:18; Luke 21:36). The tempest Pilate had invited (23:13).