'Offense' in the Bible
“If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree,
Do nothing to the young woman, because she is not guilty of an offense deserving death. This case is just like one in which a man attacks his neighbor and murders him.
Please forgive your servant’s offense, for the Lord is certain to make a lasting dynasty for my lord because he fights the Lord’s battles. Throughout your life, may evil not be found in you.
I also issue a decree concerning any man who interferes with this directive:Let a beam be torn from his house and raised up; he will be impaled on it, and his house will be made into a garbage dump because of this offense.
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
A person’s insight gives him patience,and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
When people ask, ‘For what offense has the Lord our God done all these things to us?’ You will respond to them: Just as you abandoned Me and served foreign gods in your land, so will you serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
Then the disciples came up and told Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard this statement?”
But He turned and told Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me because you’re not thinking about God’s concerns, but man’s.”
Woe to the world because of offenses. For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes.
Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another.
After they examined me, they wanted to release me, since I had not committed a capital offense.
Give no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or the church of God,