Beyond our measure (ei ta ametra). "Into the unmeasured things," "the illimitable." Old word, here only in N.T. Of the province (tou kanono). Old word (kanna like Hebrew) a reed, a measuring rod. Numerous papyri examples for measuring rod and rules (our word canon). Only twice in N.T., here (also verse Mark 1516 ) and Galatians 6:16 (rule to walk by). To reach even unto you (epikesqai acri kai umwn). Second aorist middle infinitive of epikneomai, old verb, only here and verse Galatians 14 in N.T. Paul's measuring-rod extends to Corinth.