John 4:31

In the meanwhile (en twi metaxu). Supply kairoi or cronoi. See to metaxu Sabbaton, "the next Sabbath" ( Acts 13:42 ) and en twi metaxu ( Luke 8:1 ). Metaxu means between. Prayed him (hrwtwn auton). Imperfect active, "kept beseeching him." For this late (Koin) use of erwtaw, to beseech, instead of the usual sense to question see also verses Luke 40 47 . Their concern for the comfort of Jesus overcame their surprise about the woman.