Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died (Kurie, ei h wde ouk an apeqanen o adelpo mou). Condition of the second class with ei and the imperfect h (no aorist of eimi, to be) in the condition and an with the second aorist active indicative of apoqnhskw. Mary (verse Luke 32 ) uses these identical words to Jesus. Clearly they had said so to each other with wistful longing if not with a bit of reproach for his delay. But they used h, not hlqe or egenou. But busy, practical Martha comes to the point.