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Scofield's Reference Notes
1 John 3



Verse 1


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8").

Verse 4

committeth sin practiseth sin practiseth also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23")

Verse 7


"Righteousness" here, and in the passages having marginal references to this, means the righteous life which is the result of salvation through Christ. The righteous man under law became righteous by doing righteously; under grace he does righteously because he has been made righteous Romans 3:22.

(See Scofield "Romans 10:3")

Verse 10


(See Scofield "1 John 3:7").

Verse 13


kosmos = world-system. 1 John 4:3-5; John 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8").


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 John 3:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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