14:65 Then 1 some began to spit on him, and to blindfold him, and to strike him with their fists, saying, “Prophesy!” The guards also took him and beat 2 him.
15:19 Again and again 3 they struck him on the head with a staff 4 and spit on him. Then they knelt down and paid homage to him.
1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 tn For the translation of ῥάπισμα (rJapisma), see L&N 19.4.
3 tn The verb here has been translated as an iterative imperfect.
4 tn Or “a reed.” The Greek term can mean either “staff” or “reed.” See BDAG 502 s.v. κάλαμος 2.