To whom (wi). That is Moses, this Moses. Would not be (ouk hqelhsan genesqai). Aorist active, negative aorist, were unwilling to become (genesqai) obedient. Thrust him from them (apwsanto). Indirect middle of the very verb used of the man (verse Hebrews 27 ) who "thrust" Moses away from him. Turned back (estraphsan). Second aorist passive indicative of strepw, to turn. They yearned after the fleshpots of Egypt and even the gods of Egypt. It is easy now to see why Stephen has patiently led his hearers through this story. He is getting ready for the home-thrust.