Luke 19:20

I kept (eicon). Imperfect active of ecw. I kept on keeping. Laid up (apokeimenhn). Present passive participle agreeing with hn (which), used often as perfect passive of tiqhmi as here, laid away or off (apo). It is not the periphrastic construction, but two separate verbs, each with its own force. In a napkin (en soudariwi). A Latin word sudarium from sudor (sweat) transliterated into Greek, a sweatcloth handkerchief or napkin. Found in papyrus marriage contracts as part of the dowry (second and third centuries A.D., Deissmann, Bible Studies, p. 223). Used also for swathing the head of the dead ( John 11:44 ; John 20:7 ).