They had not had sin (amartian ouk eicosan). Conclusion of condition of second class without an because context makes it clear (nun de) without it (Robertson, Grammar, p. 1013). The imperfect active indicative with -osan instead of -on (also in verse John 24 ) as common in the LXX, and occurs in the papyri and the inscriptions and the Boeotian dialect. Excuse (propasin). Old word ( 1 Thessalonians 2:5 ) either from propainw, to show forth, or prophmi, to speak forth. Mere pretence, in John only here and verse 1 Thessalonians 24 .