Parallel Verses

Amplified

It would be more profitable for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were hurled into the sea than that he should cause to sin or be a snare to one of these little ones [ lowly in rank or influence].

New American Standard Bible

"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.

King James Version

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Holman Bible

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

International Standard Version

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.

A Conservative Version

It is better for him if a donkey-powered millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

American Standard Version

It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

An Understandable Version

It would be good [i.e., better] for him to have had a huge millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the ocean [Note: This "millstone" was a huge, circular stone rolled over grain to crush it and was moved by an animal walking in a circle], rather than having him cause one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of the Lord] to be led astray [from God].

Anderson New Testament

It would be better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

Bible in Basic English

It would be well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any of these little ones.

Common New Testament

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

Daniel Mace New Testament

it were better for him that a milstone were hang'd about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should occasion any innocent person to relapse.

Darby Translation

It would be more profitable for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should be a snare to one of these little ones.

Godbey New Testament

it is good for him if a millstone is hung around his neck, and he is cast into the sea, rather than that he may offend one of these little ones.

Goodspeed New Testament

He might better have a millstone hung around his neck, and be thrown into the sea, than be a hindrance to one of these humble people.

John Wesley New Testament

It were better for him that a mill-stone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It would be better for him if a millstone turned by an ass were placed around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Julia Smith Translation

It is profitable to him if the millstone of an ass were placed about his neck, and he cast into the sea, rather than he should offend one of these little ones.

King James 2000

It would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It would be better for him if {a millstone} is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea than that he causes one of these little ones to sin.

Modern King James verseion

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea, rather than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Moffatt New Testament

it would be well for him to have a millstone hung round his neck and be flung into the sea, rather than prove a hindrance to one of these little ones!

Montgomery New Testament

"It were well for him if a millstone were tied about his neck, and he were hurled into the sea, rather than he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

NET Bible

It would be better for him to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.

New Heart English Bible

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Noyes New Testament

It were better for him to have a millstone hung round his neck, and be cast into the sea, than to cause one of these little ones to fall away.

Sawyer New Testament

it would be profitable for him if a millstone was placed around his neck, and he was cast into the sea, rather than that he should offend one of these little ones.

The Emphasized Bible

It profiteth him, if, a mill-stone, is hung about his neck, and he is cast into the sea, than that he cause, one, of these little ones, to stumble.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

It would be advantageous for him, if a milstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea, rather than offend one of these little ones.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It would be good for him if he had been flung into the sea with a mill-stone round his neck, rather than that he should prove a snare to even one of these lowly ones.

Webster

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.

Weymouth New Testament

It would be well for him if, with a millstone round his neck, he were lying at the bottom of the sea, rather than that he should cause even one of these little ones to fall.

Williams New Testament

It would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck, and he be hurled into the sea, than for him to ensnare one of these lowly ones.

World English Bible

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Worrell New Testament

It were profitable for him, if a millstone were placed about his neck, and he thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Worsley New Testament

It were better for him that a milstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to offend.

Youngs Literal Translation

it is more profitable to him if a weighty millstone is put round about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λυσιτελεῖ 
Lusitelei 
it is better
Usage: 0


Usage: 0

εἰ 
Ei 
ἵνα 
Hina 
if, whether, that, not tr,
that, to,
Usage: 218
Usage: 472

μύλος 
Mulos 
Usage: 2

περίκειμαι 
Perikeimai 
be hanged, be bound with, be compassed with, be compassed about with Trans
Usage: 2

περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

his

Usage: 0

τράχηλος 
Trachelos 
Usage: 3

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he cast
ῥίπτω 
Rhipto 
Usage: 6

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the sea
θάλασσα 
Thalassa 
sea
Usage: 82

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

σκανδαλίζω 
Skandalizo 
Usage: 10

one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

of these
τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

References

Hastings

Sin

Context Readings

Sin, Forgiveness, Faith, And Service

1 And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come! 2 It would be more profitable for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were hurled into the sea than that he should cause to sin or be a snare to one of these little ones [ lowly in rank or influence]. 3 Pay attention and always be on your guard [looking out for one another]. If your brother sins (misses the mark), solemnly tell him so and reprove him, and if he repents (feels sorry for having sinned), forgive him.


Cross References

Mark 9:42

And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin, it would be better (more profitable and wholesome) for him if a [huge] millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed His flock like a shepherd: He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young.

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against My shepherd and against the man who is My associate, says the Lord of hosts; smite the shepherd and the sheep [of the flock] shall be scattered, and I will turn back My hand and stretch it out again upon the little ones [of the flock].

Matthew 18:3-6

And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].

Matthew 18:10

Beware that you do not despise or feel scornful toward or think little of one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always are in the presence of and look upon the face of My Father Who is in heaven.

Matthew 18:14

Just so it is not the will of My Father Who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost and perish.

Matthew 26:24

The Son of Man is going just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better (more profitable and wholesome) for that man if he had never been born!

John 21:15

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do -- "with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.

1 Corinthians 8:11-12

And so by your enlightenment (your knowledge of spiritual things), this weak man is ruined (is lost and perishes) -- "the brother for whom Christ (the Messiah) died!

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have not made use of any of these privileges, nor am I writing this [to suggest] that any such provision be made for me [now]. For it would be better for me to die than to have anyone make void and deprive me of my [ground for] glorifying [in this matter].

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. I have [in short] become all things to all men, that I might by all means (at all costs and in any and every way) save some [by winning them to faith in Jesus Christ].

2 Peter 2:1-3

But also [in those days] there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

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