With desire I have desired (epiqumiai epequmhsa). A Hebraism common in the LXX. Associative instrumental case of substantive and first aorist active indicative of same like a cognate accusative. Peculiar to Luke is all this verse. See this idiom in John 3:29 ; Acts 4:17 . Before I suffer (pro tou me paqein). Preposition pro with articular infinitive and accusative of general reference, "before the suffering as to me." Paqein is second aorist active infinitive of pascw.