They were pricked in their heart
(katenughsan thn kardian
). Second aorist indicative of katanussw
, a rare verb (LXX) to pierce, to sting sharply, to stun, to smite. Homer used it of horses dinting the earth with their hoofs. The substantive katanuxi
occurs in Romans 11:8
. Here only in the N.T. It is followed here by the accusative of the part affected, the heart. What shall we do?
). Deliberative subjunctive first aorist active. The sermon went home, they felt the sting of Peter's words, compunction (compungo
). Codex Bezae adds: "Show us."