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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Romans 14:13

Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.

Isaiah 57:14

He will say, "Cast up, cast up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people."

Jeremiah 6:21

Therefore thus says Yahweh, "Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people. The fathers and the sons together shall stumble against them. The neighbor and his friend shall perish."

Micah 2:13

He who breaks open the way goes up before them. They break through the gate, and go out. And their king passes on before them, with Yahweh at their head.

1 Corinthians 8:12

Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous shall inherit the land, and live in it forever.

Zechariah 4:7

Who are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you are a plain; and he will bring out the capstone with shouts of 'Grace, grace, to it!'"

Acts 8:36

As they went on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Behold, here is water. What is keeping me from being baptized?"

Matthew 7:3

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?

Luke 9:3

He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey -- neither staffs, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats apiece.

2 Thessalonians 2:6

Now you know what is restraining him, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others partake of this right over you, don't we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Good News of Christ.

Mark 11:23

For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of Yahweh, and Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary.

2 Timothy 3:8

Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, who concerning the faith, are rejected.

Nehemiah 4:8

and they conspired all of them together to come and fight against Jerusalem, and to cause confusion therein.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Matthew 9:28

When he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They told 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 tell the seers, "Don't see!" and to the prophets, "Don't prophesy to us right things. Tell us pleasant things. Prophesy deceits.

Jeremiah 11:21

Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, You shall not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, that you not die by our hand;

Amos 2:12

"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!'

Amos 7:13

but don't prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!"

Micah 2:6

"Don't prophesy!" They prophesy. "Don't prophesy about these things. Disgrace won't overtake us."

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

Mark 10:13

They were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them.

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

Mark 10:13

They were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them.

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

1 Samuel 17:39

David strapped his sword on his clothing, and he tried to move; for he had not tested it. David said to Saul, "I can't go with these; for I have not tested them." 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

Judah said, "The strength of the bearers of burdens is fading, 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

Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go and do as you have said; but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it out to me, and afterward make some for you and for your son.

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

Luke 5:18-19

Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus. Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst before Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus. Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot 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 belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you."

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on 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

The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick." But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God's Son may be glorified by it." Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days 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 for whom you have great affection is sick." But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God's Son may be glorified by it." Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was.

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

Mark 16:3-4

They were saying among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.

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

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few.

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

2 Kings 3:6

King Jehoram went out of Samaria at that time, and mustered all Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

All your men of war shall march around the city, going around the city once. You shall do this six days.

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

Judges 7:7

Yahweh said to Gideon, "By the three hundred men who lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, each to his own place."

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

Mark 5:35

While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?"

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?"

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So they called the man who was blind a 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 called the man who was blind a 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

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

Topics on Hindrances

Edification, Hindrances To

46;3;1-4

Brothers, I couldn't speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to babies in Christ.

Worship, Hindrances To

9;15;22

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