Were scorched (ekaumatisqhsan). First aorist passive indicative of same verb. With great heat (kauma mega). Cognate accusative retained with the passive verb. Old word (from kaiw to burn), in N.T. only Mark 7:16 and here. For blaspheming the name of God see Mark 13:6 ; James 2:7 ; Romans 2:24 ; 1 Timothy 6:1 . They blamed God for the plagues. They repented not (ou metenohsan). This solemn negative aorist of metanoew is a refrain like a funeral dirge ( 1 Timothy 9:20 ; 1 Timothy 16:11 ). In 1 Timothy 11:13 some did repent because of the earthquake. Even deserved punishment may harden the heart. To give him glory (dounai autwi doxan). Second aorist active infinitive of didwmi, almost result. For the phrase see 1 Timothy 11:13 ; 1 Timothy 14:7 ; 1 Timothy 19:7 .