Were our examples (tupoi hmwn egenhqhsan). More exactly, examples for us (objective genitive hmwn, not subjective genitive, of us). The word tupoi (our types) comes from tuptw, to strike, and meant originally the mark of a blow as the print of the nails ( John 20:25 ), then a figure formed by a blow like images of the gods ( Acts 7:43 ), then an example to be imitated ( 1 Peter 5:3 ; 1 Timothy 4:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:7 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:9 ), or to be avoided as here, and finally a type in a doctrinal sense ( Romans 5:14 ; Hebrews 9:24 ). To the intent we should not lust after (ei to mh einai hma epiqumhta). Purpose expressed by ei with the articular infinitive to einai and the accusative of general reference with epiqumhta (lusters) in the predicate.