Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

Chapter 7

7:12  But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.


So far from disclaiming inspiration, the apostle associates his teaching with the Lord's. Cases had arisen (e.g.) 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 as the Gospel overflowed Jewish limitations, not comprehended in the words of Jesus ; Matthew 5:31,32; 19:5-9 which were an instruction, primarily, to Israel. These new conditions demanded authoritative settlement, and only the inspired words of an apostle could give that. 1 Corinthians 7:40.

7:14  For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.


(Greek - olethros [oleqrov] , born ones).

7:16  For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

7:28  But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

7:31  And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.


kosmos = world-system. 2 Corinthians 7:10; John 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

7:33  But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.


kosmos = world-system. 2 Corinthians 7:10; John 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

7:34  There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.


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

7:36  But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 Corinthians 7". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.