Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)Chapter 1
1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
mature and complete. (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .
1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
"Temptation" is used in two senses:
(1) Solicitation to evil (e.g. Genesis 3:1-6; Matthew 4:1; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 11:3,4; James 1:14).
(2) Testing under trial (eg) Genesis 22:1; Luke 22:28 Cf Luke 4:2, Cf Matthew 6:13 (solicitation to evil) and 1 Peter 1:6 (testing under trial).
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
(See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .
1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Two words are used in the original for "gift," the first meaning the act of giving; the second, the thing given.
1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
(See Scofield "Romans 3:21") .
1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .
1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
(Greek - threskos [qrhsko/v] = outwardly religious).
"kosmos" = world-system. James 4:4; John 7:7 (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8")