………………(b) After the verb to finish.

1 Sam. 16:11 —“Are here all thy children?”

Here the Ellipsis is avoided by a free and idiomatic translation.
The Heb. reads, “Are the young men finished?”
i.e., “Are the young men finished passing by?” or done passing before me?

Matt. 10:23 —“Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of Man
be come.”
Lit. “Ye will not have finished going over the cities,” etc., referring to verses 6 and 7.

Matt. 13:53 —“When Jesus had finished these parables,”
i.e., when Jesus had finished speaking these parables.


From “Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible” by E. W. Bullinger,
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