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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Ephesians 2

Verse 2


kosmos = world-system. Colossians 2:20; John 7:7. (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 5


Death (spiritual), Summary: Spiritual death is the state of the natural or unregenerate man as still in his sins. Ephesians 2:1 alienated from the life of God Ephesians 4:18; Ephesians 4:19 and destitute of the Spirit. Prolonged beyond the death of the body, spiritual death is a state of eternal separation from God in conscious suffering. This is called "the second death." ; Revelation 2:11; Revelation 20:6; Revelation 20:14; Revelation 21:8.

saved (See Scofield "Revelation 21:8- :") .

Verse 8

grace Grace (in salvation). Ephesians 5:7,Ephesians 5:8 Colossians 1:6; Romans 3:24; John 1:17 (See Scofield "John 1:17- :")


See note, (See Scofield "John 1:17- :")

Verse 10


(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 12


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 15

new man

Here the "new man" is not the individual believer but the church, considered as the body of Christ in the sense of Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Colossians 3:10; Colossians 3:11. (See Scofield "Colossians 3:11- :") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Ephesians 2". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.