As they cried out (kraugazontwn autwn). Genitive absolute with present active participle of kraugazw, a rare word in the old Greek from kraugh (a cry). See on Matthew 12:19 . Two other genitive absolutes here, riptountwn (throwing off, present active participle, frequent active variation of riptw) and ballontwn (present active participle of ballw, flinging). These present participles give a lively picture of the uncontrolled excitement of the mob in their spasm of wild rage.