This entire verse is a Western non-interpolation. This incident is given in complete form in John 18:2-10 and most of the words in this verse are there also. It is of a piece with many items in this chapter about which it is not easy to reach a final conclusion. Stooping and looking in (parakupsa). First aorist active participle of parakuptw, to stoop besides and peer into. Old verb used also in John 20:5John 20:11 ; James 1:25 ; 1 Peter 1:12 . By themselves (mona). Without the body. To his home (pro auton). Literally, "to himself."