Railed (eblasphmei). Imperfect active, implying that he kept it up. His question formally calls for an affirmative answer (ouci), but the ridicule is in his own answer: "Save thyself and us." It was on a level with an effort to break prison. Luke alone gives this incident ( John 39-43 ), though Mark 15:32 ; Matthew 27:44 allude to it.