Had thrown him down in the midst (ripsan auton ei to meson). First aorist (effective) participle of riptw, an old verb with violent meaning, to fling, throw, hurl off or down. Having done him no hurt (mhden blapsan auton). Luke as a physician carefully notes this important detail not in Mark. Blaptw, to injure, or hurt, occurs in the N.T. only here and in Mark 16:18 , though a very common verb in the old Greek.