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Scofield's Reference Notes

Matthew 20



Verse 1


See, Isaiah 5:7; Matthew 21:28-33; John 15:1-5 (See Scofield "Matthew 28:19").

Verse 9


(See Scofield "1 Corinthians 3:14"). Also, 1 Corinthians 9:24; 2 Timothy 4:7; 2 Timothy 4:8.

Verse 21


(See Scofield "Matthew 3:2").

Verse 22


See, Matthew 26:39; Matthew 27:46; Luke 22:41; Luke 22:42; John 18:11; Isaiah 53:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18

Verse 28

Son of man (See Scofield "Matthew 8:20") Also, Philippians 2:7

ransom See, Isaiah 53:10; Isaiah 53:11.

Matthew 20:22 "cup," margin ref: (See Scofield "Matthew 20:22"); Exodus 14:30; Isaiah 59:20; Romans 3:24

(See Scofield "Exodus 14:30") See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20" See Scofield "Romans 3:24"

Verse 30

two blind men

A discrepancy has been imagined between this account and those in Mark 10:46; Luke 18:35. Matthew and Mark obviously refer to a work of healing as Jesus departed from Jericho. Bartimaeus, the active one of the two, the one who cried, "Jesus, thou Son of David," is specifically mentioned by Mark. Of the other one of the "two," we know nothing. The healing described by Luke 18:35 occurred before Jesus entered Jericho. As to the form of appeal, "Son of David" (cf); Matthew 9:27; Matthew 15:22; Matthew 21:9. Jesus must have been so addressed constantly. The narratives therefore supplement, but in no way contradict each other.


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 20:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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