Many in number (pleione). Comparative predicate adjective, "more than one," in succession, not simultaneously. Because they are hindered (dia to kwluesqai). Articular infinitive (present passive) with dia and the accusative case, "because of the being hindered." By death (qanatwi). Instrumental case. From continuing (paramenein). Present active infinitive of the compound (remain beside) as in Philippians 1:25 and in the ablative case.