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Scofield's Reference Notes

Luke 17



Verse 4


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

Verse 20


Or, outward show.

Verse 21

(Greek - ἐντός = "in the midst)." It could not be said of a self-righteous, Christ rejecting pharisee, that the kingdom of God, as to its spiritual content, was within him. Our Lord's whole answer, designedly enigmatic to the Pharisees (cf) Matthew 13:10-13 had a dispensational meaning. The kingdom in its outward form, as covenanted to David 2 Samuel 7:8-17 and described by the prophets (See Scofield "Zechariah 12:8") had been rejected by the Jews; so that, during this present age, it would not "come with observation" (lit. "outward show") but in the hearts of men (cf); Luke 19:11; Luke 19:12; Acts 1:6-8.

(See Scofield "Acts 1:6"). See Scofield "Romans 14:17.

Meantime, the kingdom was actually "in the midst" of the Pharisees in the persons of the King and His disciples.

within you in the midst of.

Verse 22

Son of man

(See Scofield "Matthew 8:20").

Verse 26

Son of man

(See Scofield "Matthew 8:20").

Verse 30

Son of man

(See Scofield "Matthew 8:20").

Verse 37


See "Armageddon" Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:17. (See Scofield "Revelation 19:17").


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Luke 17:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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