1 Corinthians 12:2

Ye were led away (apagomenoi). The copula hte is not expressed (common ellipsis) with the participle (periphrastic imperfect passive), but it has to be supplied to make sense. Some scholars would change ote (when) to pote (once) and so remove the difficulty. Unto those dumb idols (pro ta eidwla ta apwna). "Unto the idols the dumb." See Psalms 95:5-7 for the voicelessness (a-pwna, old adjective, without voice, pwnh) of the idols. Pagans were led astray by demons ( 1 Corinthians 10:19 ). Howsoever ye might be led (w an hgesqe). Rather, "as often as ye were led." For this use of w an for the notion of repetition, regular Koin idiom, see Robertson, Grammar, p. 974. Cf. opou an in Mark 6:56 .