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Scofield's Reference Notes

John 5



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Verse 2

market a pool

Or, gate, Nehemiah 3:1; Nehemiah 12:39

Verse 3

waiting for

The Sinai MS. omits "waiting for the moving of the water." and all of John 5:4.

Verse 4

For See margin ref. (See Scofield "John 5:3")

angel See note, (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Verse 14


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

Verse 18

his Father

(Greek - βιβλαρίδιον," his own Father). The Jews understood perfectly that Jesus was claiming to be God. Cf. John 10:33.

Verse 31


Cf. John 8:14. In John 5:31 our Lord, defending His Messianic claims before Jews who denied those claims, accepts the biblical rule of evidence, which required "two witnesses"; John 8:17; Numbers 35:30; Deuteronomy 17:6. A paraphrase of verse John 5:31 would be: "If I bear witness of myself ye will say my witness is not true." Cf. John 8:14.

Verse 34


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16").

Verse 37

seen Cf.

(See Scofield "John 1:18").


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 5:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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