I have surely seen (idwn eidon). Imitation of the Hebrew infinitive absolute, ( Exodus 3:7 ) "Seeing I saw" (cf. Hebrews 6:14 ). The affliction (thn kakwsin). From kakow, to treat evilly (from kako, evil). Old word, here only in the N.T. and from Exodus 3:7 . Groaning (stenagmou). Old word from stenazw, to sigh, to groan. In the N.T. only here and Romans 8:26 . Root sten in our word stentorian. I am come down (katebhn). Second aorist active indicative of katabainw, I came down. To deliver (exelesqai). Second aorist middle infinitive of exairew, to take out for myself. I will send (aposteilw). First aorist active subjunctive (hortatory of apostellw, "Let me send").