Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And whosoever shall be a snare to one of the little ones who believe in me, it were better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he cast into the sea.

New American Standard Bible

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.

King James Version

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Holman Bible

“But whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me—it would be better for him if a heavy millstonewere hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

International Standard Version

"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.

A Conservative Version

And whoever may cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it is good for him instead, if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

American Standard Version

And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

And whoever causes one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of the Lord. See Matt. 18:6] who believes in me to be led astray [from God], he would have been better off to have had a huge millstone tied around his neck and thrown into the ocean [Note: This was a heavy, circular stone rolled over grain to crush it, and moved by an animal walking in a circle].

Anderson New Testament

And whoever will ensnare one of these little ones that believe on me, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Bible in Basic English

And whoever is a cause of trouble to one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

but if any one shall cause the meanest of those, who believe in me, to transgress, it had been better for him that a milstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Godbey New Testament

Whosoever may offend one of these little ones who believe in me, rather is it good for him, if a millstone is hung about his neck, and he may be cast into the sea.

Goodspeed New Testament

And whoever causes one of these humble believers to fall might better have a great millstone hung around his neck and be thrown into the sea.

John Wesley New Testament

And whosoever shall offend one of the little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And whosoever shall be a stumbling block to one of these little ones that believe in me, it would be better for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Julia Smith Translation

And whoever should scandalize one of these little ones believing in me, it is good for him rather if a millstone is put about his neck, and he be cast into the sea.

King James 2000

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it is better for him if instead {a large millstone} is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea.

Modern King James verseion

And whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck and he were cast into the sea.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones, that believe in me: it were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea.

Moffatt New Testament

And whoever is a hindrance to one of these little ones who believe, it were better for him to have a great millstone hung round his neck and be thrown into the sea.

Montgomery New Testament

"And if any one shall cause one of these little ones who believe on me to stumble, it would be better for him if he were thrown out into the sea with a great millstone about his neck.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck.

Noyes New Testament

And whoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe to fall away, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung round his neck, and be cast into the sea.

Sawyer New Testament

And whoever shall offend one of the little ones having faith, it would be better for him if a millstone was put about his neck and he was cast into the sea.

The Emphasized Bible

And, whosoever shall cause to stumble one of these little ones that believe, it is, seemly, for him, rather, if there is hung a large millstone about his neck, and he is cast into the sea.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And whosoever shall give occasion of offence to one of these little ones who believe in me, it were desirable for him rather that a milestone were hanged about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And, if any one puts a snare in the way of one of these lowly ones who believe in me, it would be far better for him if he had been thrown into the sea with a great millstone round his neck.

Webster

And whoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe in me, to fall into sin, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Weymouth New Testament

"And whoever shall occasion the fall of one of these little ones who believe, he would be better off if, with a millstone round his neck, he were lying at the bottom of the sea.

Williams New Testament

And whoever leads one of these lowly believers to do wrong, might better have a huge millstone hung around his neck and be thrown into the sea.

World English Bible

Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck.

Worrell New Testament

And whosoever shall cause to stumble one of these little ones, who believe, it were better for him, if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Worsley New Testament

And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones, that believe in me, to offend, it were better for him, if a milstone were laid upon his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Youngs Literal Translation

and whoever may cause to stumble one of the little ones believing in me, better is it for him if a millstone is hanged about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

σκανδαλίζω 
Skandalizo 
Usage: 10

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

of
πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

μικρός μικρότερος 
Mikros 
Usage: 15

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

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

me
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26

it is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66


Usage: 0

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

μυλικός 
Mulikos 
Usage: 0

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 were cast
βάλλω 
Ballo 
Usage: 66

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

References

Context Readings

Temptations To Sin

41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. 42 And whosoever shall be a snare to one of the little ones who believe in me, it were better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he cast into the sea. 43 And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable;


Cross References

Matthew 18:6

But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were profitable for him that a great millstone had been hanged upon his neck and he be sunk in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:10

See that ye do not despise one of these little ones; for I say unto you that their angels in the heavens continually behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 25:45-46

Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have not done it to one of these least, neither have ye done it to me.

Luke 17:1-2

And he said to his disciples, It cannot be but that offences come, but woe to him by whom they come!

Acts 9:4

and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?

Acts 26:11-14

And often punishing them in all the synagogues, I compelled them to blaspheme. And, being exceedingly furious against them, I persecuted them even to cities out of our own land.

Romans 14:13

Let us no longer therefore judge one another; but judge ye this rather, not to put a stumbling-block or a fall-trap before his brother.

Romans 15:21

but according as it is written, To whom there was nothing told concerning him, they shall see; and they that have not heard shall understand.

Romans 16:17

But I beseech you, brethren, to consider those who create divisions and occasions of falling, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learnt, and turn away from them.

1 Corinthians 8:10-13

For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at table in an idol-house, shall not his conscience, he being weak, be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to the idol?

1 Corinthians 10:32-33

Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.

2 Corinthians 6:3

giving no manner of offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;

Philippians 1:10

that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ's day,

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9

if at least it is a righteous thing with God to render tribulation to those that trouble you,

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of reproach.

2 Peter 2:2

and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.

Revelation 6:9-10

And when it opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held;

Revelation 16:6-7

for they have poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; they are worthy.

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