Besought (parekaloun). Imperfect active, began and kept on beseeching. This is the same verb used by Matthew in Matthew 8:5 of the centurion himself. Earnestly (spoudaiw). From spoudh haste. So eagerly, earnestly, zealously, for time was short. That thou shouldst do this for him (wi parexh touto). Second future middle singular of parecw. Old and common verb, furnish on thy part. Hwi is relative in dative case almost with notion of contemplated result (Robertson, Grammar, p. 961).