Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 10:26
- Fear them not therefore (mh oun pobhthte autouv).
- Repeated in verses 28 and 31 (mh pobeiste present middle imperative here in contrast with aorist passive subjunctive in the preceding prohibitions). Note also the accusative case with the aorist passive subjunctive, transitive though passive. See same construction in Luke 12:5. In Matthew 10:28 the construction is with apo and the ablative, a translation Hebraism as in Luke 12:4 (Robertson, Grammar of the Greek N.T. in the Light of Historical Research, p. 577).