They were willing therefore (hqelon oun). Inchoative imperfect, "they began to be willing." This does not contradict Mark 6:51 as Bernard thinks. Both Jesus and Peter climbed into the boat. Whither they were going (ei hn uphgon). Progressive imperfect active, "to which land they had been going" (intransitive use of upagw, to lead under, to go under or away as in verse Mark 67 ; Mark 7:33 ; Mark 12:11 ; Mark 18:8 .