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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Matthew 23

Verse 2

sit in

Cf. Ezra 7:6; Ezra 7:25; Ezra 7:26. Jesus' disciples were to honour the law, but not the hypocritical teachers of it.

Verse 5


Passages of Scripture enclosed in a small case, bound upon arm or forehead, Deuteronomy 6:8.

Verse 14


The best MSS. omit verse 14.

Verse 15


Gehenna. (See Scofield " :-")

Verse 16


Or, bound; also Matthew 23:18. "guilty:"

Verse 28


Lit. Lawlessness. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 34

send unto you

The Jews' treatment of the apostles is proved, Matthew 23:31-33.

Verse 35


Jesus' confirmation of Genesis 4:8-10. Cf. Hebrews 12:24.

Verse 36

come upon

See, Revelation 18:21-24. It is the way also of history; judgment falls upon one generation for the sins of centuries. The pediction was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem, A.D. 70.

Verse 39


The three "untils" of Israel's blessing:

(1) Israel must say, "blessed is He" Matthew 23:39; Romans 10:3; Romans 10:4

(2) Gentile world-power must run its course. Luke 21:24; Daniel 2:34; Daniel 2:35.

(3) The elect number of Gentiles must be brought in. Then "the Deliverer shall come out of Zion." etc. Romans 11:25-27.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 23". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.