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Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

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Chapter 12

12:1  And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.


Israel. Isaiah 5:1-7. Israel was not fruitless, but brought forth only wild grapes. Cf. ; John 3:6; Hosea 10:1 contra, Hosea 14:8.

12:2  And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

sent to

Mark 12:2-5. the prophets and John the Baptist.

12:6  Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.


Jesus Himself. Cf. Hebrews 1:1-3

12:9  What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.


Fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem, A.D. 70. Cf. Luke 21:20-24.

12:10  And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

The stone

See, Psalms 118:22,23 cf. (See Scofield "1 Peter 2:8")

12:11  This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?


Jehovah. vs. Mark 10:10,11; Psalms 118:22,23

12:18  Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,


(See Scofield "Matthew 3:7") . Also, Mr12: 22,23

12:24  And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

said unto them

See margin ref., (See Scofield "Matthew 22:29")

12:25  For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

from the dead Lit. from amongst; cf., Philippians 3:11 Here it is the first resurrection. (See Scofield "1 Corinthians 15:52") .

angels (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

12:26  And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

read in the book

Jesus affirms the historic truth and inspiration of Ex. 3.

12:34  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.


i.e. not far in knowledge. He knew the very law which utterly condemns the best man -- its true office. Romans 3:19; 10:3-5; Galatians 3:10; Galatians 3:22-24.

12:35  And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?

son of

i.e. David's Son only. Cf. Romans 1:3,4

12:36  For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

For David Inspiration. (Jesus affirms the inspiration and Davidic authorship of Psa 110) Matthew 12:36; Luke 1:3; Exodus 4:15; Revelation 22:19

The Lord Jehovah.

my Lord Adonai, Psalms 110:1.

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Mark 12". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.  


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