Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 13:46
- He went and sold (apeltwn pepraken).
- Rather eagerly and vividly told thus, "He has gone off and sold." The present perfect indicative, the dramatic perfect of vivid picture. Then he bought it. Present perfect, imperfect, aorist tenses together for lively action. Emporwi is a merchant, one who goes in and out, travels like a drummer.