In the same manner did their fathers (ta auta epoioun oi patere autwn). Literally, their fathers did the same things to the false prophets. That is they spoke well (kalw), finely of false prophets. Praise is sweet to the preacher but all sorts of preachers get it. Of you (uma). Accusative case after words of speaking according to regular Greek idiom, to speak one fair, to speak well of one.