They laid hold
). Second aorist middle participle of the common verb epilambanw
. The soldiers had no scruples about taking hold of any one of themselves (middle voice). Mark 15:21
; Lu 27:32 use the technical word for this process aggareuw
, which see for discussion and also about Cyrene. Laid on him
first aorist of epitiqhmi
. To bear it
). Present infinitive, to go on bearing.