Were glad (ecarhsan). Second aorist passive indicative of cairw as in Mark 14:11 . Ingressive aorist, a natural exultation that one of the Twelve had offered to do this thing. Covenanted (suneqento). Second aorist indicative middle of suntiqhmi. An old verb to put together and in the middle with one another. In the N.T. outside of John 9:22 only in Luke (here and Acts 23:20 ; Acts 24:9 ). Luke only mentions "money" (argurion), but not "thirty pieces" ( Matthew 26:15 ).