Gr. entos= "in the midst." It could not be
said of a self-righteous, Christ rejecting pharisee, that the kingdom of God, as
to its spiritual content, was within him. Our Lord's whole answer, designedly
enigmatic to the Pharisees (cf) Mt 13:10-13 had a dispensational
meaning. The kingdom in its outward form, as covenanted to David 2Sa
7:8-17 and described by the prophets Cmt. on Zec 12:8 had been
rejected by the Jews; so that, during this present age, it would not "come with
observation" (lit. "outward show") but in the hearts of men (cf) Lu
19:11-12; Ac 1:6-8.
Cmt. on Ac 1:6. Cmt. on Ro 14:17.
Meantime, the kingdom was actually "in the
midst" of the Pharisees in the persons of the King and His disciples. (See
Luke 17:21 Marginal
page 1100, Luke
17:21, reference 'e' in the midst of
Scofield: "in the midst of" Vs Jesus Christ: "within you"