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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

John Chapter 5

John 5:2

joh 5:2

market a pool

Or, gate, (Neh 3:1); (Neh 12:39).

John 5:3

joh 5:3

waiting for

The Sinai manuscript omits "waiting for the moving of the water." and all of (Joh 5:4).

John 5:4

joh 5:4


See margin reference, (See Scofield) - (Joh 5:3).


See note, (See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

John 5:14

joh 5:14



(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).

John 5:18

joh 5:18

his Father

(Greek, "patēr", "his own Father"). The Jews understood perfectly that Jesus was claiming to be God.

Compare (Joh 10:33).

John 5:31

joh 5:31


Compare (Joh 8:14). In (Joh 5:31).

Our Lord, defending His Messianic claims before Jews who denied those claims, accepts the biblical rule of evidence, which required "two witnesses"; (Joh 8:17); (Num 35:30); (Deu 17:6). A paraphrase of verse (Joh 5:31) would be: "If I bear witness of myself ye will say my witness is not true."

Compare (Joh 8:14).

John 5:34

joh 5:34


(See Scofield) - (Rom 1:16).

John 5:37

joh 5:37


(See Scofield) - (Joh 1:18).

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