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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Isaiah 57:14

And it shall be said, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-blocks out of the way of my people.

Jeremiah 6:21

Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will lay stumbling-blocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall over them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.

Micah 2:13

One that breaketh through is gone up before them: they have broken forth, and have passed on to the gate, and are gone out by it; and their king passeth on before them, and Jehovah at the head of them.

1 Corinthians 8:12

Now, thus sinning against the brethren, and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell therein for ever.

Zechariah 4:7

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou dost become a plain; and he shall bring forth the head-stone with shoutings: Grace, grace unto it!

Acts 8:36

And as they went along the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch says, Behold water; what hinders my being baptised?

Matthew 7:3

But why lookest thou on the mote that is in the eye of thy brother, but observest not the beam that is in thine eye?

Luke 9:3

And he said to them, Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; nor to have two body-coats apiece.

2 Thessalonians 2:6

And now ye know that which restrains, that he should be revealed in his own time.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others partake of this right over you, should not rather we? But we have not used this right, but we bear all things, that we may put no hindrance in the way of the glad tidings of the Christ.

Mark 11:23

Verily I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says takes place, whatever he shall say shall come to pass for him.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of Jehovah, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

2 Timothy 3:8

Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith.

Nehemiah 4:8

and conspired all of them together to come to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Matthew 9:28

And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord.

More verses: Mark 7:27 Hebrews 11:36

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

Isaiah 30:10

who say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things; speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits;

Jeremiah 11:21

Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand,

Amos 2:12

And ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Amos 7:13

But prophesy not again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom.

Micah 2:6

Prophesy ye not, they prophesy. If they do not prophesy to these, the ignominy will not depart.

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

Mark 10:13

And they brought little children to him that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those that brought them.

Matthew 15:23

But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came to him and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, for she cries after us.

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

Mark 10:13

And they brought little children to him that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those that brought them.

Matthew 15:23

But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came to him and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, for she cries 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 upon his dress, and endeavoured to go; for he had not yet tried it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go in these; for I have never tried them. And David put them off him.

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 Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens faileth, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build at the wall.

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

Genesis 19:26

And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

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

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

1 Kings 17:13

And Elijah said to her, Fear not; go, do as thou hast said; but make me thereof a little cake first; and bring it to me; and afterwards make for thee and for thy son.

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

Luke 5:18-19

And lo, men bringing upon a couch a man who was paralysed; and they sought to bring him in, and put him before him. And not finding what way to bring him in, on account of the crowd, going up on the housetop they let him down through the tiles, with his little couch, into the midst before Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

And lo, men bringing upon a couch a man who was paralysed; and they sought to bring him in, and put him before him. And not finding what way to bring him in, on account of the crowd, going up on the housetop they let him down through the tiles, with his little couch, into the midst before 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 is by Zidon, and abide there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to maintain thee.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and there offer him up for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

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

John 11:3-6

The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When therefore he heard, He is sick, he remained two days then in the place where he was.

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

John 11:3-6

The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When therefore he heard, He is sick, he remained two days then in the 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 shall roll us away the stone out of the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they see that the stone has been rolled away, for it was very great.

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

2 Kings 4:3

And he said, Go, borrow for thyself vessels abroad from all thy neighbours, empty vessels; let it not be few;

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

2 Kings 3:6

And at that time king Jehoram went out of Samaria and inspected all Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

And ye shall go round the city, all the men of war, encompassing the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

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

Judges 7:7

And the LORD said to Gideon, "With the three hundred men that lapped I will deliver you, and give the Mid'ianites into your hand; and let all the others go every man to his home."

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

Mark 5:35

While he was yet speaking, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, Thy daughter has died, why troublest thou the teacher any further?

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While he was yet speaking, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, Thy daughter has died, why troublest thou the teacher any further?

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

They called therefore a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is sinful.

Hindrances » Test believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

They called therefore a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is sinful.

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

Luke 9:59

And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father.

Topics on Hindrances

Edification, Hindrances To

46;3;1-4

And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

Worship, Hindrances To

9;15;22

And Samuel said, Has Jehovah delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, As in hearkening to the voice of Jehovah? Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice, Attention than the fat of rams.