The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
Having gently removed His servant's doubt, the Lord bears witness to him before others: He knows when to reprove, and where, and when, to praise.
(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).
That is, in the sense of unchaste.
See (Jam 2:14-26).
When Jesus would justify the woman in the eyes of Simon, He points to her works, for only through her works could Simon see the proof of her faith; but when He would send the woman away in peace, He points to her faith, not her works.
See (Tit 2:14); (Tit 3:4-8).
His own works can never be to the believer his own ground of assurance, which must rest upon the work of Christ.
Compare (Mat 7:22); (Mat 7:23).
See "Assurance"; (Isa 32:17); (Jde 1:1).