Parallel Verses

Amplified

Woe to the world for such temptations to sin and influences to do wrong! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes!

New American Standard Bible

"Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!

King James Version

Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Holman Bible

Woe to the world because of offenses. For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes.

International Standard Version

How terrible it will be for the world due to its temptations to sin! Temptations to sin are bound to happen, but how terrible it will be for that person who causes someone to sin!

A Conservative Version

Woe to the world because of stumbling-blocks. For it is necessary that the stumbling-blocks come, yet woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block comes.

American Standard Version

Woe unto the world because of occasions of stumbling! for it must needs be that the occasions come; but woe to that man through whom the occasion cometh!

An Understandable Version

"It will be too bad for the world because of occasions that cause people to fall away [from God]! For it is inevitable that such occasions come, but it is too bad for that person who is responsible for causing it to happen.

Anderson New Testament

Alas for the world because of snares! for it is necessary that snares come: but alas for that man by whom the snare comes!

Bible in Basic English

A curse is on the earth because of trouble! for it is necessary for trouble to come; but unhappy is that man through whom the trouble comes.

Common New Testament

Woe to the world because of temptations to sin! For temptations must come, but woe to the man by whom the temptation comes!

Daniel Mace New Testament

wo unto the world, because of such scandals: tho' it cannot be, but that such occasions of relapsing should happen: yet wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

Darby Translation

Woe to the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; yet woe to that man by whom the offence comes!

Godbey New Testament

Woe unto the world on account of offensives, for it is necessary that offensives come; but woe unto that man through whom the offense comes!

Goodspeed New Testament

Alas for the world for such hindrances! They have to come, but alas for the man who causes them!

John Wesley New Testament

Wo to the world because of offences: for it must needs be that offences come; but wo to that man by whom the offence cometh.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe unto the world because of offenses! For it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

Julia Smith Translation

Woe to the world for offences I for there is necessity for offences to come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes!

King James 2000

Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to the world because of causes for stumbling, for [it is] a necessity [that] causes for stumbling come; nevertheless, woe to the person through whom the cause for stumbling comes.

Modern King James verseion

Woe to the world because of offenses! For it is necessary that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe be unto the world because of evil offenses! Howbeit, it cannot be avoided but that offenses shall be given. Nevertheless, woe be to the man, by whom the offense cometh.

Moffatt New Testament

Woe to the world for hindrances! Hindrances have to come, but ??woe to the man by whom the hindrance does come!

Montgomery New Testament

"Woe unto the world because of such stumbling-blocks! They will surely come, but woe unto each man by whom they come!

NET Bible

Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.

New Heart English Bible

"Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks. For there will always be something to cause people to stumble, but woe to the person through whom the stumbling block comes.

Noyes New Testament

Woe to the world because of stumblingblocks! For it must needs be that stumblingblocks come; but woe to the man through whom the stumblingblock cometh!

Sawyer New Testament

Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must necessarily come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

The Emphasized Bible

Alas for the world! by reason of the causes of stumbling; for it is, necessary, that the causes of stumbling come, - nevertheless, alas for the man through whom the cause of stumbling cometh!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wo to the world because of offences! for there is a necessity that offences come: nevertheless, wo to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Twentieth Century New Testament

Alas for the world because of such snares! There cannot but be snares; yet alas for the man who is answerable for the snare!

Webster

Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!

Weymouth New Testament

"Alas for the world because of causes of falling! They cannot but come, but alas for each man through whom they come!

Williams New Testament

A curse on the world for such influences to do wrong! For they must come, but a curse on the man from whom these influences come!

World English Bible

"Woe to the world because of occasions of stumbling! For it must be that the occasions come, but woe to that person through whom the occasion comes!

Worrell New Testament

"Woe to the world because of stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity that the stumbling-blocks come; but woe to the man through whom the stumbling-block comes!

Worsley New Testament

Wo will be to the world from such offenses; for it is of necessity that offenses come: but wo to that man by whom the offense cometh.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Woe to the world from the stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity for the stumbling-blocks to come, but woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block doth come!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
οὐαί 
Ouai 
Usage: 14

unto the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

σκάνδαλον 
Skandalon 
Usage: 8

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

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

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

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

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
come, go, , vr come
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 424
Usage: 148

σκάνδαλον 
Skandalon 
Usage: 8

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

but
πλήν 
Plen 
Usage: 11

woe
οὐαί 
Ouai 
Usage: 14

to
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the offence
σκάνδαλον 
Skandalon 
Usage: 8

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Temptations To Sin

6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better ( more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world for such temptations to sin and influences to do wrong! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes! 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; it is better (more profitable and wholesome) for you to enter life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into everlasting fire.



Cross References

Luke 17:1

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!

1 Corinthians 11:19

For doubtless there have to be factions or parties among you in order that they who are genuine and of approved fitness may become evident and plainly recognized among you.

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!

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land [making fodder more difficult to obtain].

1 Samuel 2:17

So the sin of the [two] young men was very great before the Lord, for they despised the offering of the Lord.

1 Samuel 2:22-25

Now Eli was very old, and he heard all that his sons did to all Israel and how they lay with the women who served at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

2 Samuel 12:14

Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord and given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child that is born to you shall surely die.

Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all causes of offense [ persons by whom others are drawn into error or sin] and all who do iniquity and act wickedly,

Matthew 23:13-28

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are about to go in to do so.

Mark 13:7

And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not get alarmed (troubled and frightened); it is necessary [that these things] take place, but the end is not yet.

John 17:12

While I was with them, I kept and preserved them in Your Name [ in the knowledge and worship of You]. Those You have given Me I guarded and protected, and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition [Judas Iscariot -- "the one who is now doomed to destruction, destined to be lost], that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

Acts 1:16

Brethren, he said, it was necessary that the Scripture be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit foretold by the lips of David, about Judas who acted as guide to those who arrested Jesus.

Acts 1:18-20

Now this man obtained a piece of land with the [money paid him as a] reward for his treachery and wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle [of his body] and all his intestines poured forth.

Romans 2:23-24

You who boast in the Law, do you dishonor God by breaking the Law [by stealthily infringing upon or carelessly neglecting or openly breaking it]?

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12

Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition),

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the [Holy] Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach,

1 Timothy 5:14-15

So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

1 Timothy 6:1

Let all who are under the yoke as bond servants esteem their own [personal] masters worthy of honor and fullest respect, so that the name of God and the teaching [about Him] may not be brought into disrepute and blasphemed.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,

Titus 2:5

To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).

Titus 2:8

And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

2 Peter 2:2-3

And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed.

2 Peter 2:15-17

Forsaking the straight road they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam [the son] of Beor, who loved the reward of wickedness.

Jude 1:4

For certain men have crept in stealthily [ gaining entrance secretly by a side door]. Their doom was predicted long ago, ungodly (impious, profane) persons who pervert the grace (the spiritual blessing and favor) of our God into lawlessness and wantonness and immorality, and disown and deny our sole Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Jude 1:11-13

Woe to them! For they have run riotously in the way of Cain, and have abandoned themselves for the sake of gain [it offers them, following] the error of Balaam, and have perished in rebellion [like that] of Korah!

Revelation 2:14-15

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, [to entice them] to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness [giving themselves up to sexual vice].

Revelation 2:20-23

But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess [claiming to be inspired], and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 19:20-21

And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone.

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