Brought (hgen). Imperfect active of agw, was bringing (leading), slowly no doubt, and solemnly. But without violence (ou meta bia). Literally, not with violence. For they feared (epobounto gar). Imperfect middle, still feared, kept on fearing. Lest they be stoned (mh liqasqwsin). Negative purpose with mh (like ina mh), probably with "not with violence," though possible with "they feared." They handled the apostles gently for fear of being stoned themselves by the people. First aorist passive subjunctive of liqazw (from liqo, stone), old verb to pelt with stones ( Acts 14:19 ; John 10:31-33 ).