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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Romans 14:13

Then let us no more criticize and blame and pass judgment on one another, but rather decide and endeavor never to put a stumbling block or an obstacle or a hindrance in the way of a brother.

Isaiah 57:14

And the word of One shall go forth, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.

Galatians 5:7

You were running the race nobly. Who has interfered in (hindered and stopped you from) your heeding and following the Truth?

Jeremiah 6:21

Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people. And the fathers and the sons together will stumble against them; the neighbor and his friend will perish.

1 Thessalonians 2:18

Because it was our will to come to you. [I mean that] I, Paul, again and again [wanted to come], but Satan hindered and impeded us.

Micah 2:13

The Breaker [the Messiah] will go up before them. They will break through, pass in through the gate and go out through it, and their King will pass on before them, the Lord at their head.

1 Corinthians 8:12

And when you sin against your brethren in this way, wounding and damaging their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

Psalm 37:29

[Then] the [consistently] righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

Zechariah 4:7

For who are you, O great mountain [of human obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who with Joshua had led the return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the temple, before him] you shall become a plain [a mere molehill]! And he shall bring forth the finishing gable stone [of the new temple] with loud shoutings of the people, crying, Grace, grace to it!

Acts 8:36

And as they continued along on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch exclaimed, See, [here is] water! What is to hinder my being baptized?

James 1:6

Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.

Psalm 119:9

How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].

Ephesians 6:13

Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

Matthew 7:3

Why do you stare from without at the very small particle that is in your brother's eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam of timber that is in your own eye?

1 Corinthians 16:9

For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries.

Luke 9:3

And He said to them, Do not take anything for your journey -- "neither walking stick, nor wallet [for a collection bag], nor food of any kind, nor money, and do not have two undergarments (tunics).

Romans 16:18

For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting and simpleminded [people].

2 Thessalonians 2:6

And now you know what is restraining him [from being revealed at this time]; it is so that he may be manifested (revealed) in his own [appointed] time.

Matthew 7:1

Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others share in this rightful claim upon you, do not we [have a still better and greater claim]? However, we have never exercised this right, but we endure everything rather than put a hindrance in the way [of the spread] of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ.

Mark 11:23

Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

Then [the guiding angel] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua's right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him.

Acts 18:6

But since they kept opposing and abusing and reviling him, he shook out his clothing [against them] and said to them, Your blood be upon your [own] heads! I am innocent [of it]. From now on I will go to the Gentiles (the heathen).

2 Timothy 3:8

Now just as Jannes and Jambres were hostile to and resisted Moses, so these men also are hostile to and oppose the Truth. They have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit and to be rejected as far as the faith is concerned.

Nehemiah 4:8

And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem, to injure and cause confusion and failure in it.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the wise man -- "for that is the translation of his name [ which he had given himself] -- "opposed them, seeking to keep the proconsul from accepting the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Hebrews 11:8

[Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go.

Hebrews 11:17

By faith Abraham, when he was put to the test [while the testing of his faith was still in progress], had already brought Isaac for an offering; he who had gladly received and welcomed [God's] promises was ready to sacrifice his only son,

1 Peter 1:7

So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.

Matthew 9:28

When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.

More verses: Mark 7:27 Hebrews 11:36

Hindrances » Opposers » Seek to silence the prophets and religious leaders

Isaiah 30:10

Who [virtually] say to the seers [by their conduct], See not! and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us what is right! Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions.

Jeremiah 11:21

Therefore thus says the Lord about the men of Anathoth [Jeremiah's hometown], who seek your life [Jeremiah] and say, Prophesy not in the name of the Lord, that you die not by our hands -- "

Amos 2:12

But you gave the dedicated ones [the Nazirites] wine to drink and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Amos 7:13

But do not prophesy any more at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary and a seat of his kingdom.

Micah 2:6

Do not preach, say the prophesying false prophets; one should not babble and harp on such things; disgrace will not overtake us [the reviling has no end].

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Lack of sympathy on the part of the church

Mark 10:13

And they kept bringing young children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples were reproving them [for it].

Matthew 15:23

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, Send her away, for she is crying out after us.

Hindrances » Test believers » Lack of sympathy on the part of the church

Mark 10:13

And they kept bringing young children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples were reproving them [for it].

Matthew 15:23

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, Send her away, for she is crying out after us.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » The attempt to use the equipment of saul delayed david

1 Samuel 17:39

And David girded his sword over his armor. Then he tried to go, but could not, for he was not used to it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these, for I am not used to them. And David took them off.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Worldly possessions kept back the rich young man from discipleship

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Discouraged men opposed the building of the wall of jerusalem

Nehemiah 4:10

And [the leaders of] Judah said, The strength of the burden bearers is weakening, and there is much rubbish; we are not able to work on the wall.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Worldly allurements prevented the escape of lot's wife

Genesis 19:26

But [Lot's] wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Unbelief hindered Christ's work in nazareth

Matthew 13:58

And He did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in the divine mission of Jesus).

Hindrances » Faith tested » By demanding the last morsel of bread

1 Kings 17:13

Elijah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said. But make me a little cake of [it] first and bring it to me, and afterward prepare some for yourself and your son.

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

And behold, some men were bringing on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they tried to carry him in and lay him before [Jesus]. But finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him with his stretcher through the tiles into the midst, in front of Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

And behold, some men were bringing on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they tried to carry him in and lay him before [Jesus]. But finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him with his stretcher through the tiles into the midst, in front of Jesus.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Weights, as well as sins, impede progress

Hindrances » Faith tested » By requiring dependence upon a poor widow

1 Kings 17:9

Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

[God] said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I will tell you.

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Divine delays, not a hindrance but a test

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, he whom You love [so well] is sick. When Jesus received the message, He said, This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] it is to honor God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through (by) it. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. [They were His dear friends, and He held them in loving esteem.] read more.
Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same place where He was.

Hindrances » Test believers » Divine delays, not a hindrance but a test

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, he whom You love [so well] is sick. When Jesus received the message, He said, This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] it is to honor God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through (by) it. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. [They were His dear friends, and He held them in loving esteem.] read more.
Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same place where He was.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Imaginary hindrances loom up before the Christian worker

Mark 16:3-4

And they said to one another, Who will roll back the stone for us out of [the groove across the floor at] the door of the tomb? And when they looked up, they [distinctly] saw that the stone was already rolled back, for it was very large.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By requiring extensive preparation with no blessing in sight

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels -- "and not a few.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By requiring, what appeared to be, useless work

2 Kings 3:6

So King Joram went out of Samaria at that time and mustered all Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

You shall march around the enclosure, all the men of war going around the city once. This you shall do for six days.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By reducing a general's army

Judges 7:7

And the Lord said to Gideon, With the 300 men who lapped I will deliver you, and give the Midianites into your hand. Let all the others return every man to his home.

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler's house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further?

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler's house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further?

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So the second time they summoned the man who had been born blind, and said to him, Now give God the glory (praise). This Fellow we know is only a sinner (a wicked person).

Hindrances » Test believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So the second time they summoned the man who had been born blind, and said to him, Now give God the glory (praise). This Fellow we know is only a sinner (a wicked person).

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Family ties prevent a man from following Christ

Luke 9:59

And He said to another, Become My disciple, side with My party, and accompany Me! But he replied, Lord, permit me first to go and bury ( await the death of) my father.

Topics on Hindrances

Edification, Hindrances To

46;3;1-4

However, brethren, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to nonspiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [ unable to talk yet!]

Worship, Hindrances To

9;15;22

Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.