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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

John 8

Verse 1

Jesus

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 8:9; as also, it explains the peculiar virulence of the Pharisee's words (John 7:41).

Verse 7

sin

Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 12

world

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

Verse 21

sins

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 23

world

kosmos = world-system. John 12:25; John 12:31; John 7:7 (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 24

sins

Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 26

world

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

Verse 28

Son of man

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 34

sin

Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 37

Abraham's

Cf. John 8:39. The contrast, "I know that ye are Abraham's seed"--"If ye were Abraham's children," is that between the natural and the spiritual posterity of Abraham. The Israelitish people and Ishmaelites are the former; all who are "of like precious faith with Abraham," whether Jews or Gentiles, are the latter ; Romans 9:6-8; Galatians 3:6-14.

See "Abrahamic Covenant," (See Scofield "John 8:39- :") .

Verse 44

the devil

diabolos. (See Scofield " :-")

Satan, John 13:2; John 13:27; Genesis 3:1.

Verse 46

sins

Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 48

devil

demon. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 49

devil

demon. (See Scofield " :-") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 8". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/john-8.html. 1917.