Mark 12:5

Beating some and killing some (ou men deronte, ou de apoktennunte). This distributive use of the demonstrative appears also in Matthew 21:35 in the singular (on men, on de, on de). Originally derw in Homer meant to skin, flay, then to smite, to beat. Apoktennunte is a mi form of the verb (apoktennumi) and means to kill off.

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