Verbum perplexity... In St. Luke's Gospel, a shepherd, having heard the angel's remarks concerning doings in Bethlehem, responds, "Transeamus usque Bethlehem, et videamus hoc verbum, quod factum est, quod Dominus ostendit nobis." My problem is the use of "verbum." I feel certain that the sense is, "and let us see this that is said, which has occurred, which the Lord has shown to us." But can someone please explain the grammar? If "verbum" is, as it appears to be, the direct object of "videamus," why does it make sense to say "let us see this saying"? Is it some special sense of "verbum," or is it simply idiomatic, or what?