No reply (Lk 14:6-14:6)

“They could not

Reply

To this.”

 

καὶ οὐκ ἴσχυσαν ἀνταποκριθῆναι πρὸς ταῦτα.

 

Luke uniquely showed that this response of Jesus shut them up.  The lawyers and Pharisees could not reply or respond to this saying of Jesus (καὶ οὐκ ἴσχυσαν ἀνταποκριθῆναι πρὸς ταῦτα).  Thus, Luke ended this conversation with the Pharisees about this cured dropsy man.  How do you end a conversation?