Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 12:5
- Beating some and killing some (ouv men derontes, ouv de apoktennuntev).
- This distributive use of the demonstrative appears also in Matthew 21:35 in the singular (on men, on de, on de). Originally derw in Homer meant to skin, flay, then to smite, to beat. Apoktennuntev is a mi form of the verb (apoktennumi) and means to kill off.