Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 20:5
- Stooping and looking in (parakupsav).
- Originally to stoop and look, but in the LXX (Genesis 26:8; Judges 5:28; 1 Kings 6:4, etc.) and the papyri rather just to peep in and so Field (Ot. Norv.) urges here. See also verse 11; Luke 24:12 (the verse bracketed by Westcott and Hort). For otonia (linen cloth) see John 19:40.
- Lying (keimena).
- Present middle participle of keimai, predicative accusative. John notices this fact at once. If the body had been removed, these clothes would have gone also. John's timid nature made him pause (yet, mentoi, however).