As he was now going down (hdh autou katabainonto). Genitive absolute in-spite of the fact that autwi (associative instrumental case with uphnthsan aorist active indicative of upantaw) is near. That his son lived (oti o pai autou zh). Present active indicative preserved in indirect discourse (cf. the words of Jesus in verse Hebrews 50 ). Note pai here (only example in John), uio in Hebrews 50 , paidion (diminutive of tenderness) in Hebrews 49 .