Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 18:3
- Came oft (hrxeto).
- Imperfect tense denotes repetitions, no adverb for "oft" in the Greek.
- Avenge me of (ekdikhson me apo).
- A late verb for doing justice, protecting one from another (note both ek and apo, here). Deissmann (Light from the Ancient East, pp. 420ff.) quotes a sthlh of the second century B.C. with a prayer for vengeance for a Jewish girl that had been murdered which has this very verb ekdikew.