They laid hold (epilabomenoi). 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 (epeqhkan). K first aorist of epitiqhmi. To bear it (perein). Present infinitive, to go on bearing.