Thou Christ (Criste). With definite sneer at his claims under oath in Leviticus 26:63 . With uncontrolled glee and abandon like a lot of hoodlums these doctors of divinity insulted Jesus. They actually spat in his face, buffeted him on the neck (ekolapisan, from kolapo the fist), and struck him in the face with the palms of their hands (erapisan, from rapi, a rod), all personal indignities after the legal injustice already done. They thus gave vent to their spite and hatred.