Sir (Kurie). See Hebrews 1:38 . Come down (katabhqi). Second aorist active imperative, tense and tone of urgency. Ere my cild die (prin apoqanein to paidion mou). Regular idiom with prin in positive clause, second aorist active infinitive of apoqnhskw and accusative of general reference, "before dying as to my child." Bengel notes that he only thought Jesus had power before death as even Martha and Mary felt at first ( Hebrews 11:21Hebrews 11:32 ). But the father's heart goes out to Jesus.