Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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!

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
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

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

οὐαί 
Ouai 
Usage: 14

to
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

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

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Context Readings

Temptations To Sin

6 But that person who causes one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of the Lord] 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 dumped into a deep ocean [Note: This "millstone" was a heavy circular stone rolled over grain to crush it and was moved by an animal walking in a circle]. 7 "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. 8 If your hand or your foot becomes the occasion for you falling away [from God], cut them off and throw them away. It would be better for you to enter [never ending] life disabled or crippled, rather than keeping both hands and both feet and being thrown into the never ending fire [i.e., because they caused you to fall away from God].



Cross References

Luke 17:1

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that occasions which cause people to be led astray [from God] will come, but it is too bad for that person who is responsible for it happening.

1 Corinthians 11:19

For it is to be expected [i.e., it is inevitable] that there would be dissensions among you, so that those who are approved [by God] can become known among you.

Matthew 26:24

The Son of man is going [to die], but it is too bad for that person through whom the Son of man is turned over [to the Jewish leaders]! It would be better for that man if he had not been born."

Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of man will send out His angels and they will gather out of His kingdom all those people who cause others to fall away [from God] and those who [continue to] sin.

Matthew 23:13-28

"But it is too bad for you hypocritical experts in the law of Moses and [you] Pharisees! [It is] because you withhold the kingdom of heaven from people, for you do not enter it yourselves, nor [do you] allow those who are trying to enter it to get in. {[{[Verse

Mark 13:7

And when you hear of wars [going on] and rumors of [other] wars [pending], do not worry, for such things must necessarily happen. But the end has not yet come. [Note: By "end" here Jesus probably alludes to the downfall of Jerusalem in AD 70, with its attending destruction of the Temple buildings].

John 17:12

I protected them while I was with them by [the power of] your name which you gave me. [See verse 11]. I guarded them so that not one of them was lost except the "son of destruction" [i.e., Judas]. [This was] so that the Scripture would be fulfilled [Psa. 41:9 ?].

Acts 1:16

[He said], "Brothers, it was necessary that the Scriptures be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke through King David about Judas, who guided the soldiers who came to arrest Jesus.

Acts 1:18-20

(Now this man [Judas] paid for [in a sense] a [burial] field with the reward money he had received for his sinful act [of betraying Jesus, See Matt. 27:3-10]. [Then, some time after Judas hanged himself, See Matt. 27:5] he fell down headlong, [his swollen body] bursting so that his intestines gushed out.

Romans 2:23-24

You boast about having the law of Moses, [but] do you dishonor God by breaking that law?

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12

Do not allow anyone to deceive you in any way, for it will not occur until the rebellion comes first and the man of lawlessness becomes evident. [Note: This "rebellion" refers to a significant falling away from the teaching and practice of true Christianity (See I Tim. 4:1), characterized by the rise of an authoritarian religious leader]. This man is doomed to be destroyed

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Holy Spirit specifically says that in later times [Note: "Later times" in the New Testament usually refers to the period following the first coming of Christ and the establishment of the church], some people will fall away from the faith [i.e., the true teaching of Christianity]. They will pay attention to deceitful spirits [i.e., lying people] and the teaching of evil spirits.

1 Timothy 5:14-15

Therefore, I want the younger widows to get married, have children and manage their homes, so that they do not give the enemy [i.e., non-Christians] an opportunity for speaking against [the church].

1 Timothy 6:1

All those people who are under the reins of slavery [i.e., in subjection to someone] should consider their own masters as deserving of full respect, so that God's name and [His] teaching will not be spoken against [i.e., by unbelievers].

2 Timothy 3:1-5

But you should know this: There will be terrible times in the last days [of the Christian age].

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound teaching, but will assemble to themselves teachers who will satisfy what their "itching ears" want to hear.

Titus 2:5

to be sensible, [morally] pure, [good] homemakers, kind [and] in subjection to their own husbands, so that God's message will not be spoken against.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

2 Peter 2:2-3

And many people will follow their unrestrained, indecent conduct, which will result in the true way [of God] being spoken against.

2 Peter 2:15-17

They strayed away [from God] by taking the wrong road like Balaam, the son of Bosor did, who loved the reward for doing wrong.

Jude 1:4

For certain men have secretly infiltrated [your ranks]; they are men who had been written about long ago that they should be judged [and condemned] for perverting the unearned favor of our God into [a license for] living unrestrained, indecent lives, and who deny [the identity and work of] our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:11-13

It is too bad for these people, for they have followed the example of Cain [the murderer]; for the sake of money they have rushed into the [same] error as Balaam committed [See Num. 25:1-5; 31:16]; they [will] perish [spiritually] for having rebelled [against God] like Korah did. [See Num. 16:1-3, 31-35].

Revelation 2:14-15

"But I have a few things against you because you have people there [in the church] who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumblingblock in front of the Israelites, [causing them] to eat food sacrificed to idols and to be sexually immoral [See Num. 23-24].

Revelation 2:20-23

But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman [named] Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and deceives my servants into [practicing] sexual immorality and into eating things sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 19:20-21

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.



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