And when Paul was minded to enter in unto the people (Paulou de boulomenou eiselqein ei ton dhmon). Genitive absolute. Plainly Paul wanted to face the howling mob, whether it was the occasion pictured in 2 Corinthians 1:9 or not. "St. Paul was not the man to leave his comrades in the lurch" (Knowling). Suffered him not (ouk eiwn auton). Imperfect of eaw, common verb to allow, what Gildersleeve called the negative imperfect (Robertson, Grammar, p. 885), denoting resistance to pressure. The more Paul insisted on going the more the disciples refused to agree to it and they won.