Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 14:35
- Fell on the ground (epipten epi thv ghv).
- Descriptive imperfect. See him falling. Matthew has the aorist epesen.
- Prayed (proshuxeto).
- Imperfect, prayed repeatedly or inchoative, began to pray. Either makes good sense.
- The hour (h wra).
- Jesus had long looked forward to this "hour" and had often mentioned it (John 7:30; 8:20; 12:23,27; 13:1). See again in Mark 14:41. Now he dreads it, surely a human trait that all can understand.