Ye had compassion on (sunepaqhsate). First aorist active indicative of sunpaqew, old verb to have a feeling with, to sympathize with. Them that were in bonds (toi desmioi). Associative instrumental case, "with the prisoners" (the bound ones). Used of Paul ( Ephesians 3:1 ; 2 Timothy 1:8 ). Took joyfully (meta cara prosedexasqe). First aorist middle (indirect) indicative, "ye received to yourselves with joy." See Romans 13:1Romans 13:3 ; Romans 15:7 . The spoiling (thn arpaghn). "The seizing," "the plundering." Old word from arpazw. See Matthew 23:35 . Of your possessions (twn uparcontwn umwn). "Of your belongings." Genitive of the articular present active neuter plural participle of uparcw used as a substantive (cf. umwn genitive) as in Matthew 19:21 . That ye yourselves have (ecein eautou). Infinitive (present active of ecw) in indirect discourse after ginwskonte (knowing) with the accusative of general reference (eautou, as to yourselves), though some MSS. omit eautou, some have eautoi (dative, for yourselves), and some en eautoi (in yourselves). The predicate nominative autoi could have been used agreeing with ginwskonte (cf. Romans 1:22 ). A better possession (kreissona uparxin). Common word in the same sense as ta uparconta above, in N.T. only here and Acts 2:45 . In place of their plundered property they have treasures in heaven ( Matthew 6:20 ). Abiding (menousan). Present active participle of menw. No oppressors (legal or illegal) can rob them of this ( Matthew 6:19 ).