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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Romans 14:13

Therefore, let us no longer pass judgment on one another, but rather decide this: not to place a cause for stumbling or a temptation before a brother.

Isaiah 57:14

And one shall say, "Build up, build up! Clear [the] way! Remove [the] obstacles from the way of my people!"

Jeremiah 6:21

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh: "Look, I [am] about to put before this people stumbling blocks, and they will stumble against them, fathers and children together, neighbor and his friend will perish."

Micah 2:13

The one who breaks out before them goes up; they break through and pass the gate, going out through it. Their king passes before them, Yahweh at their head.

1 Corinthians 8:12

Now [if you] sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin against Christ.

Psalm 37:29

[The] righteous will possess [the] land and abide in it forever.

Zechariah 4:7

'Who [are] you O great mountain? {Before} Zerubbabel [you will become] level ground, and he will bring out the top stone amid the shouts of "Grace, grace to it!" '"

Acts 8:36

And as they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?"

Matthew 7:3

And why do you see the speck [that is] in your brother's eye, but do not notice the beam of wood in your [own] eye?

Luke 9:3

And he said to them, "Take along nothing for the journey--neither a staff, nor a traveler's bag, nor bread, nor money, nor to have two tunics apiece.

2 Thessalonians 2:6

And you know that which restrains [him] now, so that he will be revealed in his own time.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others share this right over you, do we not [do so] even more? Yet we have not made use of this right, but we endure all [things], in order that we may not cause any hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

Mark 11:23

Truly I say to you that whoever says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be [done] for him.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing {before} the angel of Yahweh; and Satan was standing on his right to accuse him.

2 Timothy 3:8

And {just as} Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these oppose the truth, people corrupted in mind, disqualified concerning the faith.

Nehemiah 4:8

So all of them plotted together to come fight against Jerusalem and to make trouble for it.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for his name is translated in this way) opposed them, attempting to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Hebrews 11:8

By faith Abraham, [when he] was called, obeyed to go out to a place that he was going to receive for an inheritance, and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Matthew 9:28

And [when he] came into the house, the blind men approached 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 say to those who do see, "You must not see!" and to the seers, "You must not see truth for us; speak smooth things to us, see illusions,

Jeremiah 11:21

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh concerning the people of Anathoth who seek your life, {saying}, "You shall not prophesy in the name of Yahweh {or} you will die by our hand."

Amos 2:12

But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets, saying, 'You shall not prophesy.'

Amos 7:13

But do not prophesy again at Bethel, because this [is] a sanctuary of a king and this [is] a temple of a kingdom."

Micah 2:6

"Do not preach!" they are preaching. They should not preach to these; disgrace will not overtake us.

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

Mark 10:13

And they were bringing young children to him so that he could touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.

Matthew 15:23

But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came up [and] asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she is crying out after us!"

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

Mark 10:13

And they were bringing young children to him so that he could touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.

Matthew 15:23

But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came up [and] asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she is crying out after us!"

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

1 Samuel 17:39

Then David strapped on his sword over his fighting attire, but he tried in vain to walk [around], for he was not trained to use [them]. So David said to Saul, "I am not able to walk with these, because I am not trained to use [them]." So David removed them.

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

But Judah said, "The strength of the carriers is failing, and there is too much dirt, and we are not able to build at the wall."

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

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

Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go and do according to your word; only make for me a small bread cake from it first, and bring it out to me. Make it for yourself and for your son afterward.

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

Luke 5:18-19

And behold, men [came] carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and place [him] before him. And [when they] did not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof [and] let him down through the roof tiles with the stretcher into the midst [of them], in front of Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

And behold, men [came] carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and place [him] before him. And [when they] did not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof [and] let him down through the roof tiles with the stretcher into the midst [of them], 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

"Get up and go to Zarephath which belongs to Sidon and stay there. Look, I have commanded a woman there, a widow, to sustain you."

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

And he said, "Take your son, your only child, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains where 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 [word] to him, saying, "Lord, behold, [the one] whom you love is sick." And [when he] heard [it], Jesus said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) read more.
So when he heard that he was sick, then he remained in the place {where} he was two days.

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

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent [word] to him, saying, "Lord, behold, [the one] whom you love is sick." And [when he] heard [it], Jesus said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) read more.
So when he heard that he was sick, then he remained in the place {where} he was two days.

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

Mark 16:3-4

And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" And [when they] looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away (for it was very large).

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

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said to her, "Go, ask for yourself [some] containers from the streets, from all your neighbors. {You must collect as many empty containers as you can}!

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

2 Kings 3:6

So King Joram went out on that day from Samaria, and he mustered all of Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

You will march around the city, all the warriors circling the city once; you will do so for six days.

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

Judges 7:7

And Yahweh said to Gideon, "I will deliver you with the three hundred men lapping up [the water]; I will give Midian into your hand, so let the [other] troops go, each to his own place.

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

Mark 5:35

[While] he was still speaking, they came from the synagogue ruler's [house] saying, "Your daughter has died. Why trouble the Teacher further?"

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

[While] he was still speaking, they came from the synagogue ruler's [house] saying, "Your daughter has died. Why trouble the Teacher further?"

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So they summoned the man who had been blind for the second time and said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner!"

Hindrances » Test believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So they summoned the man who had been blind for the second time and said to him, "Give glory to God! 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 to another, "Follow me!" But he said, "Lord, first allow me to go [and] bury my father."