* The Christian way: see Mark 10.32,52; Acts 19.9,23; 22.4; 24.14,22.
The word is used for a very brilliant apparition: see Luke 17.24, 'lightens;' 24.4, 'shining.' It is the same Greek root as 'lightning.'
Phone, accusative; in ver. 7 genitive; in ch. 22.9,14 accusative; in ch. 22.7 genitive. The genitive is 'to listen to,' or when the voice of a rumour reaches. It is the fact or physical hearing. The accusative is that the thing heard is before the mind.
The rest of ver. 5 and part of ver. 6, as in the A.V., is not found in the best manuscripts.
Epi: this goes on to the idea of confidence. I rest my faith on him, yet with the more general idea of looking to him with confidence. As in chs. 11.17; 16.31; 22.19; Rom. 4.5,24: see 2Tim. 1.12.