When they had heard these words
This answer returned unto them, this advice which was given them, which they could not gainsay or deny to be good,
were amazed and astonished, at his prudence and wisdom, in answering them, in such an unexpected and cautious manner:
they left him:
being silenced, confounded, and disappointed:
and went their way:
not being able to get any advantage against him, neither to bring him into contempt with the people, and alienate their affections from him; nor to charge him with sedition or treason to the Roman governor; and so had but a very indifferent account of their success, to report to them that sent them.