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Scofield's Reference Notes

1 John 2



Verse 1


Advocacy is that work of Jesus Christ for sinning saints which He carries on with the Father whereby, because of the eternal efficacy of His own sacrifice, He restores them to fellowship. CF Psalms 23:3. (See Scofield "John 13:10").

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

Verse 2

propitiation (Greek - ἱλασμός, that which propitiates). (See Scofield "Romans 3:25 ").

the sins Omit words "the sins.".

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

Verse 3


John uses "commandments"

(1) in the general sense of the divine will, however revealed, "his word" (1 John 2:5); and

(2) especially of the law of Christ Galatians 6:2; 2 John 1:5. See, also, John 15:10-12.

Verse 5


(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48").

Verse 12


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

Verse 13

little children

The little ones of the family; (See Scofield "1 John 2:28").

Verse 15


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

Verse 19

went out from us

"Went out from us," that is, doctrinally. Doubtless then, as now, the deniers of the Son 1 John 2:22; 1 John 2:23 still called themselves Christians. Cf 2 Timothy 1:15.

Verse 28

little children

The general term for all children.


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 John 2:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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