Neither cold (oute psucro). Old word from psucw, to grow cold ( Matthew 24:12 ), in N.T. only Matthew 10:42 and this passage. Nor hot (oute zesto). Late verbal from zew, to boil, ( Romans 12:11 ), boiling hot, here only in N.T. I would thou wert (opelon h). Wish about the present with opelon (really wpelon, second aorist active indicative of opeilw, without augment) with the imperfect h (instead of the infinitive) as in 2 Corinthians 11:1 , when the old Greek used eiqe or ei gar. See 1 Corinthians 4:8 for the aorist indicative and Galatians 5:12 for the future.