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Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

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Chapter 20

20:1  For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.


See, Isaiah 5:7; Matthew 21:28-33; John 15:1-5 (See Scofield "Matthew 28:19") .

20:9  And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.


(See Scofield "1 Corinthians 3:14") . Also, 1 Corinthians 9:24; 2 Timothy 4:7,8.

20:21  And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.


(See Scofield "Matthew 3:2") .

20:22  But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.


See, Matthew 26:39; 27:46; Luke 22:41,42; John 18:11; Isaiah 53:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18

20:28  Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Son of man (See Scofield "Matthew 8:20") Also, Philippians 2:7

ransom See, Isaiah 53:10,11.

Matthew 20:22 "cup," margin ref: (See Scofield "Matthew 20:22") ; Exodus 14:30; Isaiah 59:20; Romans 3:24

(See Scofield "Exodus 14:30") See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20" See Scofield "Romans 3:24"

20:30  And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

two blind men

A discrepancy has been imagined between this account and those in Mark 10:46; Luke 18:35. Matthew and Mark obviously refer to a work of healing as Jesus departed from Jericho. Bartimaeus, the active one of the two, the one who cried, "Jesus, thou Son of David," is specifically mentioned by Mark. Of the other one of the "two," we know nothing. The healing described by Luke 18:35 occurred before Jesus entered Jericho. As to the form of appeal, "Son of David" (cf) ; Matthew 9:27; 15:22; 21:9. Jesus must have been so addressed constantly. The narratives therefore supplement, but in no way contradict each other.

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 20". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.  


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