And he went out and wept bitterly (kai exelqwn exw eklausen pikrw). A few old Latin documents omit this verse which is genuine in Matthew 26:75 . It may be an insertion here from there, but the evidence for the rejection is too slight. It is the ingressive aorist (eklausen), he burst into tears. "Bitter" is a common expression for tears in all languages and in all hearts.