Joined in the charge (sunepeqento). Second aorist middle indicative of sunepitiqhmi, old verb, double compound, to place upon (epi) together with (sun), to make a joint attack, here only in the N.T. Affirming (paskonte). Alleging, with the accusative in indirect assertion as in Luke 25:19 ; Romans 1:22 (nominative with infinitive, Robertson, Grammar, p. 1038). Were so (outw ecein), "held thus," common idiom.