but he ran off naked, 1 leaving his linen cloth behind.
he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.
they tore off his clothes, but he escaped and ran away naked.
but he got away, running off naked, leaving them holding the sheet.
But he got away unclothed, without the linen cloth.
but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked.
and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.
the linen cloth
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he ran off
his linen clothbehind.
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1 sn The statement he ran off naked is probably a reference to Mark himself, traditionally assumed to be the author of this Gospel. Why he was wearing only an outer garment and not the customary tunic as well is not mentioned. W. L. Lane, Mark (NICNT), 527-28, says that Mark probably mentioned this episode so as to make it clear that “all fled, leaving Jesus alone in the custody of the police.”