Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 4:38
- Asleep on the cushion (epi to proskepalaion kateudwn).
- Mark also mentions the cushion or bolster and the stern of the boat (en thi prumnhi). Matthew 8:24 notes that Jesus was sleeping (ekateuden), Luke that
- he fell asleep (apupnwsen, ingressive aorist indicative).
- He was worn out from the toil of this day.
- They awake him (egeirousin auton).
- So Mark's graphic present. Matthew and Luke both have "awoke him." Mark has also what the others do not: "Carest thou not?" (ou melei soi;). It was a rebuke to Jesus for sleeping in such a storm. We are perishing (apollumeta, linear present middle). Precisely this same form also in Matthew 8:25 and Luke 8:24.