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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

John 12

Verse 3

Mary As Martha stands for service, and Lazarus for communion, so Mary shows us the worship of a grateful heart. Others before her had come to his feet to have their need met; she came to give Him His due. Though two of the evangelists record her act, John alone gives her name.

feet of (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 12

when they

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 19

world

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

Verse 23

answered

He does not receive these Gentiles. A Christ in the flesh, King of the Jews, could be no proper object of faith to the Gentiles, though the Jews should have believed on Him as such. For Gentiles the corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die; Christ must be lifted up on the cross and believed in as a sacrifice for sin, as seed of Abraham, not David John 12:24; John 12:32; Galatians 3:7-14; Ephesians 2:11-13.

Son of man (See Scofield "John 12:32- :") .

Verse 24

Except

Chapters 12-17 are a progression according to the order of approach to God in the tabernacle types: chapter 12., in which Christ speaks of His death, answers to the brazen altar of burnt-offering, type of the cross. Passing from the altar toward the holy of holies, the laver is next reached Exodus 30:17-21; Exodus 30:17-21 answering to Chapter 13. With His associate priests, now purified, the High Priest approaches and enters the holy place, in the high communion of Chapters 14-16. Entering alone the holy of holies John 17:1; John 17:1 the High Priest intercedes. (Cf) Hebrews 7:24-28. That intercession is not for the salvation, but the keeping and blessing of those for whom He prays. His death (assumed as accomplished), John 17:4 has saved them.

Verse 25

world

kosmos = world-system.

John 14:17; John 14:19; John 14:22; John 14:27; John 14:30; John 7:7 (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 29

angel

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 31

judgments

The Seven Judgments.

(1) Of Jesus Christ as bearing the believer's sins. The sins of believers have been judged in the person of Jesus Christ "lifted up" on the cross. The result was death for Christ, and justification for the believer, who can never again be put in jeopardy.

John 5:24; Romans 5:9; Romans 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13. ; Hebrews 9:26-28; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 10:14-17; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18.

See other judgments,

(See Scofield "1 Peter 3:18- :") . See Scofield "1 Peter 3:18- :". See Scofield "1 Peter 3:18- :". See Scofield "1 Peter 3:18- :". See Scofield "1 Peter 3:18- :". See Scofield "1 Peter 3:18- :".

world kosmos = world-system. John 14:17; John 14:19; John 14:22; John 14:27; John 14:30; John 7:7 See note, Revelation 13:3-8 (See Scofield "John 7:7- :")

Verse 47

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

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 12". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/john-12.html. 1917.