Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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].

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 Jesus told his disciples, "It is inevitable that temptations to sin will come, but how terrible it will be for the person through whom they come! 2 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. 3 "Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.


Cross References

Mark 9:42

"If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."

Zechariah 13:7

"Arise, sword, against my shepherd, against the mighty one who is related to me," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "Strike the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn against the insignificant ones.

Matthew 18:3-6

Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.

Matthew 18:10

"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, because I tell you, their angels in heaven always have access to my Father in heaven.

Matthew 18:14

In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost."

Matthew 26:24

The Son of Man is going away, just as it has been written about him. How terrible it will be for that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for him if he had never been born."

John 21:15

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

1 Corinthians 8:11-12

In that case, the weak brother for whom the Messiah died is ruined by your knowledge.

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have not used any of these rights, and I'm not writing this so that they may be applied in my case. I would rather die than let anyone deprive me of my reason for boasting.

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some of them.

2 Peter 2:1-3

Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

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