What then (ti ara). With all these supernatural happenings they predicted the marvellous career of this child. Note Ti, what, not Ti, who. Cf. Acts 12:18 . They laid them up (eqento, second aorist middle indicative) as Mary did ( Acts 2:19 ). The hand of the Lord (ceir Kuriou). Luke's explanation in addition to the supernatural events. The expression occurs only in Luke's writing ( Acts 11:21 ; Acts 13:11 ).