Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 14:72
- Called to mind (anemnhsth).
- First aorist passive indicative. Matthew 26:75 has the uncompounded verb emnhsth while Luke 22:61 has another compound upemnhsth, was reminded.
- When he thought thereon (epibalwn).
- Second aorist active participle of epiballw. It is used absolutely here, though there is a reference to to rhma above, the word of Jesus, and the idiom involves ton noun so that the meaning is to put the mind upon something. In Luke 15:12 there is another absolute use with a different sense. Moulton (Prolegomena, p. 131) quotes a Ptolemaic papyrus Tb P 50 where epibalwn probably means "set to," put his mind on.
- Wept (eklaien).
- Inchoative imperfect, began to weep. Matthew 26:75 has the ingressive aorist eklausen, burst into tears.