John 7

Chapter 7

7:4  For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

7:7  The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.


kosmos = world-system. John 8:23 ; 7:7, See note, Revelation 13:3-8, (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

7:20  The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

devil demon.

(See Scofield "Matthew 7:22") .

7:22  Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.

but of the fathers

Genesis 17:10 . (See Scofield "Matthew 12:1") .

7:24  Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.


(See Scofield "1 John 3:7") .

7:39  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)


Holy Spirit. John 14:17 John 14:26 ; Matthew 1:18 See summary note, (See Scofield "Acts 2:4") .

7:53  And every man went unto his own house.

and every man

John 7:53-8:11 ; is not found in some of the most ancient manuscripts. Augustine declares that it was stricken from many copies of the sacred story because of a prudish fear that it might teach immorality! But the immediate context John 7:12-46 beginning with Christ's declaration, "I am the light of the world." seems clearly to have its occasion in the conviction wrought in the hearts of the Pharisees, as recorded in ; John 7:9 ; as also, it explains the peculiar virulence of the Pharisee's words ( John 7:41 ).