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Scofield's Reference Notes
James 1



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Verse 4


mature and complete. (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48").

Verse 14


"Temptation" is used in two senses:

(1) Solicitation to evil (e.g. Genesis 3:1-6; Matthew 4:1; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 11:3; 2 Corinthians 11:4; James 1:14).

(2) Testing under trial (eg) Genesis 22:1; Luke 22:28 Cf Luke 4:2, Cf Matthew 6:13 (solicitation to evil) and 1 Peter 1:6 (testing under trial).

Verse 15

sin Sin.

(See Scofield "Romans 3:23").

Verse 17


Two words are used in the original for "gift," the first meaning the act of giving; the second, the thing given.

Verse 20


(See Scofield "Romans 3:21").

Verse 21


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16").

Verse 26


(Greek - θρη̑σκος = outwardly religious).

Verse 27


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


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

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