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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Romans 14:13

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Isaiah 57:14

And it shall be said, Heap it up, heap it up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of my people.

Jeremiah 6:21

Therefore thus says the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbor and his friend shall perish.

Micah 2:13

He who breaks open has come up before them: they have broken out, and have passed through the gate, and have gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, the LORD at their head.

1 Corinthians 8:12

But when you sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever.

Zechariah 4:7

Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth its headstone with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Acts 8:36

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what does hinder me to be baptized?

Matthew 7:3

And why behold you the speck that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?

Luke 9:3

And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor bag, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

2 Thessalonians 2:6

And now you know what restrains that he might be revealed in his time.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others be partakers of this right over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this right; but endure all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Mark 11:23

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he said.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.

2 Timothy 3:8

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

Nehemiah 4:8

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

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for so is his name translated) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Hebrews 11:8

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should later receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing where he went.

Matthew 9:28

And when he came into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, You believe that I am able to do this? They said unto 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 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 says the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that you die not by our hand:

Amos 2:12

But you 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 king's house.

Micah 2:6

Prophesy not, they say to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not be shamed.

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

Mark 10:13

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

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

Mark 10:13

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

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 armor, and he attempted to go; for he had not tried it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not 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 is failing, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

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

Genesis 19:26

But 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 unto her, Fear not; go and do as you have said: but make me from it a little loaf first, and bring it unto me, and after that make some for you and for your son.

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

Luke 5:18-19

And, behold, men brought in a bed a man who was a paralytic: and they sought a way to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his bed into the midst before Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

And, behold, men brought in a bed a man who was a paralytic: and they sought a way to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his bed 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, get you to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of.

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

John 11:3-6

Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

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

John 11:3-6

Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still 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 among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

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

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, Go, borrow you vessels outside of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

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

2 Kings 3:6

And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

And you shall march around the city, all you men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shall you do six days.

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

Judges 7:7

And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand: and let all the other people go, every man unto his place.

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

Mark 5:35

While he yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain who said, Your daughter is dead: why trouble you the Teacher any further?

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While he yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain who said, Your daughter is dead: why trouble you the Teacher any further?

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

Hindrances » Test believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

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

Luke 9:59

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