They blasphemed (eblasphmhsan) and they repented not (kai ou metenohsan). Precisely as in verse Matthew 9 , which see. Not just because of the supernatural darkness, but also "because of their pains" (ek twn ponwn autwn, plural here and same use of ek) and their sores (kai ek twn elkwn autwn, as in verse Matthew 2 , only plural, and same use of ek). Of their works (ek twn ergwn autwn). "Out of their deeds," and addition to verse Matthew 9 . The God of heaven (ton qeon tou ouranou). As in Daniel 2:44 . Like the pride of Nebuchadrezzar against Jehovah.