John 11:8

Were but now seeking to stone thee (nun ezhtoun se liqasai). Conative imperfect of zhtew with reference to the event narrated in 10:39 in these very words. Goest thou thither again? (palin upagei ekei;). Present active intransitive use of the compound upagw, to withdraw ( 6:21 ; 8:21 ) from this safe retreat (Vincent). It seemed suicidal madness to go back now.