Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 22:34
- He had put the Sadducees to silence (epimwsen touv Saddoukaiouv).
- Muzzled the Sadducees. The Pharisees could not restrain their glee though they were joining with the Sadducees in trying to entrap Jesus.
- Gathered themselves together (sunhxthsan epi to auto).
- First aorist passive, were gathered together. Epi to auto explains more fully sun-. See also Acts 2:47. "Mustered their forces" (Moffatt).