Mar 10:32. Ἐθαμβοῦντο, they were amazed [fear-struck]) They knew not themselves the reason why. Often something, which does not fall under the vision [the ken] of the mind or of the eye, affects another sense; Dan 10:7. They were fear-struck [shuddered with amazement] on account of Jesus, who went before: they were afraid, on account of their own selves, who were following Him. By this shuddering amazement and fear, they were divested of their opinion and hope of earthly things, if not completely, as, for instance, in the case of James and John [Mar 10:35, etc.], yet in part.-ἤρξατο, He began) Already He had begun before, ch. Mar 8:31; but now He began to speak more fully and at large. And this even as yet was but the beginning.