(text is from SBLGNT)τὸ πνεῦμα συναντιλαμβάνεται τῇ ἀσθενείᾳ ἡμῶν· τὸ γὰρ τί προσευξώμεθα καθὸ δεῖ οὐκ οἴδαμεν, ἀλλὰ αὐτὸ τὸ πνεῦμα ὑπερεντυγχάνει στεναγμοῖς ἀλαλήτοις, ὁ δὲ ἐραυνῶν τὰς καρδίας οἶδεν τί τὸ φρόνημα τοῦ πνεύματος, ὅτι κατὰ θεὸν ἐντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ ἁγίων.
My question has to do with how to understand and translate the words/phrases, "ὑπερεντυγχάνει" and "ἐντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ." The lexicons I've conferred with define the first word as "intercede," but noting its compound nature (ὑπερ + ἐν + τυγχανω).
In my own translation work so far, I've tried not to overdo a strictly etymological reading of the words, but here's my stab at an interpretation of the whole (with the same parts highlighted as above):
I'm trying in the second instance to bring out the sense of "[ἐν]τυγχανω" more, but I'm not sure I'm hitting the mark. What are your thoughts on interpreting "ὑπερεντυγχάνει" and "ἐντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ" in this context?...this breath intercedes with unutterable sighing. The one seeking the heart perceives what the breath intends, because it falls in between God and the holy ones.