Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentActs 5:13
- Durst (etolma).
- Imperfect active of tolmaw, old verb, not to fear or shun through fear, boldly to take a stand. The fate of Ananias and Sapphira continued to hold many in check.
- Join (kollastai).
- Present middle infinitive of kollaw, old verb to cleave to like glue as in Luke 15:15 which see. Seven times in Acts (Acts 9:26; 10:28; 17:34). The outsiders (the rest) preferred, many of them, to remain outside for the present, especially the rulers.
- Howbeit the people (all'--o laov).
- Probably individuals among the people, the populace as distinct from the rulers and hostile outsiders.