Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)Chapter 5
5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
kosmos = world-system. Revelation 11:15; John 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .
5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
It is generally agreed that v.7 has no real authority, and has been inserted. 1 John 5:7.
5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Omit "in earth."
Or, are to one point or purpose.
Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .