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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

John 7

Verse 4


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

Verse 7


kosmos = world-system. John 8:23; John 7:7; John 7:7 See note, Revelation 13:3-8; Revelation 13:3-8 (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 20

devil demon.

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 22

but of the fathers

Genesis 17:10. (See Scofield "Genesis 17:10- :") .

Verse 24


(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 39


Holy Spirit. John 14:17; John 14:26; Matthew 1:18 See summary note, (See Scofield "Matthew 1:18- :") .

Verse 53

and every man

John 7:53-8:11; is not found in some of the most ancient manuscripts. Augustine declares that it was stricken from many copies of the sacred story because of a prudish fear that it might teach immorality! But the immediate context John 7:12-46 beginning with Christ's declaration, "I am the light of the world." seems clearly to have its occasion in the conviction wrought in the hearts of the Pharisees, as recorded in ; John 7:9; as also, it explains the peculiar virulence of the Pharisee's words (John 7:41).

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 7". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.