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

John Chapter 15

John 15:1

joh 15:1


"True" in contrast with Israel. (Isa 5:1-7).

John 15:2

joh 15:2


Three conditions of the fruitful life:

Cleansing, (Joh 15:2); (Joh 15:3).

(See Scofield) - (Joh 13:10),


(See Scofield) - (Joh 15:4).

obedience, (Joh 15:4); (Joh 15:10); (Joh 15:12).

(See "Law of Christ,") (Gal 6:2).

(See Scofield) - (Jo2 1:5).

John 15:4

joh 15:4


To abide in Christ is, on the one hand, to have no known sin unjudged and unconfessed, no interest into which He is not brought, no life which He cannot share. On the other hand, the abiding one takes all burdens to Him, and draws all wisdom, life and strength from Him. It is not unceasing consciousness of these things, and of Him, but that nothing is allowed in the life which separates from Him.

See "Fellowship," (Jo1 1:3).

See "Communion," (Co1 10:16).

John 15:8

joh 15:8

much fruit

Three degrees in fruit-bearing:

"Fruit," (Joh 15:2);

"more fruit," (Joh 15:2);

"much fruit," (Joh 15:5); (Joh 15:8).

As we bear "much fruit" the Father is glorified in us. The minor moralities and graces of Christianity are often imitated, but never the ninefold "fruit" of (Gal 5:22); (Gal 5:23). Where such fruit is the Father glorified. The Pharisees were moral and intensely "religious," but not one of them could say with Christ, "I have glorified thee on the earth" (Joh 17:4).

John 15:15

joh 15:15


Progressive intimacy in John:

Servants, (Joh 13:13);

Friends (Joh 15:15);

Brethren, (Joh 20:17).

John 15:18

joh 15:18


Greek, "kosmos", means "world-system". (Joh 16:11); (Joh 16:33); (Joh 7:7).

(See Scofield) - (Rev 13:8).

John 15:19

joh 15:19

the world

Greek, "kosmos", means "world-system". (Joh 16:11); (Joh 16:33); (Joh 7:7).

(See Scofield) - (Rev 13:8).

out of the world

Greek, "kosmos", means "mankind".

(See Scofield) - (Mat 4:8).

John 15:22

joh 15:22



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

John 15:24

joh 15:24



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

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