Worshipped him (prosekunhsan autwi). And Jesus accepted it. They were growing in appreciation of the person and power of Christ from the attitude in Mark 8:27 . They will soon be ready for the confession of Mark 16:16 . Already they can say: "Truly God's Son thou art." The absence of the article here allows it to mean a Son of God as in Mark 27:54 (the centurion). But they probably mean "the Son of God" as Jesus was claiming to them to be.