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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 stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Isaiah 57:14

And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

Jeremiah 6:21

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

Micah 2:13

The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.

1 Corinthians 8:12

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

Psalm 37:29

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

Zechariah 4:7

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof 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 doth hinder me to be baptized?

Matthew 7:3

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Luke 9:3

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

2 Thessalonians 2:6

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer 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 thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist 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 sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) 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 after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

Matthew 9:28

And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

More verses: Mark 7:27 Hebrews 11:36

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

Isaiah 30:10

Which 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 the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:

Amos 2:12

But 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 chapel, and it is the king's court.

Micah 2:6

Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

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 armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved 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 decayed, 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 thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

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

Luke 5:18-19

And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means 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 couch into the midst before Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means 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 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, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon 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

Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest 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 thou lovest 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 sepulchre? 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 thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, 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 ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about 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 unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine 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 spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master 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, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Topics on Hindrances

Edification, Hindrances To

46;3;1-4

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

Worship, Hindrances To

9;15;22

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great 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.