Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 1:20
- Thou shalt be silent (eshi siwpwn).
- Volitive future periphrastic.
- Not able to speak (mh dunamenov lalhsai).
- Negative repetition of the same statement. His dumbness will continue "until" (axri hv hmerav) the events come to pass "because" (ant' wn). The words were to become reality in due season (kairon, not xronov, time).