John 20:5
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New International Version
He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.

New Living Translation
He stooped and looked in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he didn't go in.

English Standard Version
And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

Berean Study Bible
He bent down and looked in at the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

Berean Literal Bible
And having stooped down, he sees the linen cloths lying there; but he did not enter.

New American Standard Bible
and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.

King James Bible
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in.

International Standard Version
Bending over to look inside, he noticed the linen cloths lying there, but didn't go in.

NET Bible
He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in.

New Heart English Bible
Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying, yet he did not enter in.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he looked, gazing at the linens where they were lying, but he did not enter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He bent over and looked inside the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there but didn't go inside.

New American Standard 1977
and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet he did not go in.

King James 2000 Bible
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet went he not in.

American King James Version
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

American Standard Version
and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths lying; yet entered he not in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying; but yet he went not in.

Darby Bible Translation
and stooping down he sees the linen cloths lying; he did not however go in.

English Revised Version
and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths lying; yet entered he not in.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he stooping down, saw the linen cloths lying; yet he went not in.

Weymouth New Testament
Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying there on the ground, but he did not go in.

World English Bible
Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying, yet he didn't enter in.

Young's Literal Translation
and having stooped down, seeth the linen clothes lying, yet, indeed, he entered not.
Study Bible
The Resurrection
4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent down and looked in at the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6Simon Peter arrived just after him. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there.…
Cross References
John 19:40
They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths with the spices, according to the Jewish burial custom.

John 20:4
The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

John 20:6
Simon Peter arrived just after him. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there.

John 20:11
But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent down to look into the tomb,
Treasury of Scripture

And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

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John 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: …

John 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with …

(5) And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying.--Better, . . . seeth the linen clothes lying. The tense still describes the scene as it actually occurred. The words "looking in" rightly complete the meaning. (Comp. Note on John 11:38, and for the word, Note on Luke 24:12.) It is used again in the New Testament only in John 20:11, James 1:25, and 1Peter 1:12. It meant, originally, to stoop sideways, and was used, e.g., of a harp-player; then, to stoop over, peer into, inquire into. For the "linen clothes," comp. John 19:40.

Yet went he not in.--He is restrained by wonder, not unaccompanied, perhaps, by fear, at what he sees, and waits for his friend and companion.

Verse 5. - And having stooped down. Παρακύπτω is the verb used in Luke 24:12 to describe Peter's conduct and gesture. It was a necessary preliminary of the subsequent act of Peter, though Luke does not refer to it. Peter himself uses the same word (1 Peter 1:12). It means literally "bending on one side," with a desire to gaze intently on an object (Ecclus. 14:23 Ecclus. 21:23; James 1:25). He seeth the linen clothes lying (see John 19:40), untenanted and unused, those very cerecloths which he had helped to wind round the sacred, wounded body, with their affluence of sweet spices. Yet entered he not within. Awe, reverence, mystery, fear, nascent hope, the thought most possibly, "Not here, but risen," began to dawn faintly on his mind. There was ringing in his ears," Your sorrow shall be turned into joy." The touch of the eye-witness, and the personal part of one who is describing his own activity. Weft-stein, on οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν, adds, "no pollueretur," and quotes numerous Talmudieal authorities to show how the corpse and the grave and gravestone would pollute the living (cf. Numbers 19:16). If so, then Peter, before he came to the conclusion that there was no death in the sepulcher, broke a ritual law which John respected. There seems also rabbinical authority for the fact that disciples might carry "the just" to their grave without such tear of pollution. But at this moment they were both lifted above the region of ritual altogether. And he stooping down and looking in,.... That is, John; when he came to the sepulchre, stooped down to look into it, and see what he could see; he only went into the court, or stood upon the floor, where the bearers used to set down the bier, before they put the corpse into one of the graves in the sepulchre, which were four cubits lower; See Gill on Mark 16:5. Hence he was obliged to stoop down, ere he could see anything within: when he

saw the linen clothes lying; in which the body had been wrapped, but that itself not there:

yet went he not in; to the sepulchre itself, but waited in the court or porch, till Peter came; and perhaps might be timorous and fearful of going into such a place alone; the Arabic version reads it, "he dared not go in". 20:1-10 If Christ gave his life a ransom, and had not taken it again, it would not have appeared that his giving it was accepted as satisfaction. It was a great trial to Mary, that the body was gone. Weak believers often make that the matter of complaint, which is really just ground of hope, and matter of joy. It is well when those more honoured than others with the privileges of disciples, are more active than others in the duty of disciples; more willing to take pains, and run hazards, in a good work. We must do our best, and neither envy those who can do better, nor despise those who do as well as they can, though they come behind. The disciple whom Jesus loved in a special manner, and who therefore in a special manner loved Jesus, was foremost. The love of Christ will make us to abound in every duty more than any thing else. He that was behind was Peter, who had denied Christ. A sense of guilt hinders us in the service of God. As yet the disciples knew not the Scripture; they Christ must rise again from the dead.
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