That I may cut off occasion (ina ekkopsw thn apormhn). Purpose clause with ina and first aorist active subjunctive of ekkoptw, old verb to cut out or off ( Matthew 3:10 ; Matthew 5:30 ). See 2 Corinthians 5:12 for apormhn. From them which desire an occasion (twn qelontwn apormhn). Ablative case after ekkopsw. There are always some hunting for occasions to start something against preachers. They may be found (eureqwsin). First aorist passive subjunctive of euriskw, to find with final conjunction ina.