For the king knoweth of these things (epistatai gar peri toutwn o basileu). Epistatai (present middle probably Ionic form of episthmi) is a literary word and suits well here (cf. 1 Timothy 24:10 ). Freely (parrhsiazomeno). Present middle participle, speaking fully, making a clean breast of it. From parrhsia (pan, rhsi) (cf. 1 Timothy 13:46 ). Is hidden from him (lanqanein auton). Escapes his notice. Infinitive in indirect discourse after peiqomai (I am persuaded).