Stood (isthkeisan). Second perfect active intransitive of isthmi with sense of imperfect. They stood by while Herod quizzed Jesus and when he refused to answer, they broke loose with their accusations like a pack of hounds with full voice (eutonw, adverb from adjective eutono, from eu, well, and teinw, to stretch, well tuned). Old word, but in the N.T. only here and Acts 18:28 .