Did they not hear? (mh ouk hkousan?). Rather, "Did they fail to hear?" (expecting the negative answer mh, while ouk blends with the verb). See on "1Co 9:5" for this construction. Yea, verily (menounge). Triple particle (men, oun, ge) as in Mark 9:20 . Sound (pqoggo). Vibration of a musical string. See on "1Co 14:7". Only two N.T. examples. The world (th oikoumenh). The inhabited earth as in Luke 2:1 .