The Pharisee disciples leave (Mt 22:22-22:22)

“When the Pharisee disciples

Heard it,

They were amazed.

They left him.

They went away.”

 

καὶ ἀκούσαντες ἐθαύμασαν, καὶ ἀφέντες αὐτὸν ἀπῆλθαν

 

There is something similar in Mark, chapter 12:17, and in Luke, chapter 20:26, where the Pharisees and Herodians were amazed, but there was no mention of them leaving as here.  When these disciples of the Pharisees heard this response (καὶ ἀκούσαντες), they were amazed or marveled at it (ἐθαύμασαν).  Then, they left and went away (καὶ ἀφέντες αὐτὸν ἀπῆλθαν).  They had failed to trip up Jesus as was their plan.