Acts 14:18

Scarce (moli). Adverb in same sense as old mogi, from molo, toil. Restrained (katepausan). Effective first aorist active indicative of katapauw, old verb in causative sense to make abstain from. From doing sacrifice unto them (tou mh quein autoi). Ablative case of the articular infinitive with redundant negative after katepausan, regular Greek idiom (Robertson, Grammar, pp. 1094, 1171). It had been a harrowing and well-nigh a horrible ordeal, but finally Paul had won. If only nobody else had interposed!