'Stumbling' in the Bible
A declaration from one who hears what God has to say, who saw the vision that the Almighty revealed, who keeps stumbling with open eyes.
A declaration from one who hears what God has to say, who knows what the Most High knows, who saw the vision that the Almighty revealed, who keeps stumbling with open eyes.
Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength.
But even still, you yourself go, do! Be strong for the battle [else] God will make you stumble before the enemy! For there is power with God to help and to cause stumbling."
Your words have steadied the one who was stumblingand braced the knees that were buckling.
His wealth will become hunger, and disaster is ready for his stumbling.
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together;The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me,They slandered me without ceasing.
For You delivered me from death,even my feet from stumbling,to walk before God in the light of life.
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling,My steps had almost slipped.
For You, Lord, rescued me from death,my eyes from tears,my feet from stumbling.
Great peace have they that love thy law; And they have no occasion of stumbling.
For they will not sleep if they have not done wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep if they do not cause stumbling.
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness, and they do not know what they are stumbling over.
Before destruction is pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
Rescue those being taken off to death,and save those stumbling toward slaughter.
In the falling of thine enemy rejoice not, And in his stumbling let not thy heart be joyful,
There is none weary, nor stumbling in it, It doth not slumber, nor sleep, Nor opened hath been the girdle of its loins, Nor drawn away the latchet of its sandals.
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Then the word of the Lord came to them:“Law after law, law after law,line after line, line after line,a little here, a little there,”so they go stumbling backward,to be broken, trapped, and captured.
Strengthen the feeble hands, and support the stumbling knees.
For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side: Report, and we will report it. All my familiars are watching for my stumbling: Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him; and we shall take our revenge on him.
He hath multiplied the stumbling, Yea one hath fallen upon his neighbour, And they say: Rise, and we turn back to our people, And unto the land of our birth, Because of the oppressing sword.
They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. They cannot satisfy their appetite nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling.
And in their stumbling, they are helped -- a little help, and joined to them have been many with flatteries.
In that day cover over doth Jehovah the inhabitant of Jerusalem, And the stumbling among them hath been in that day as David, And the house of David as God -- As a messenger of Jehovah -- before them.
And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity,
But he turned around [and] said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a cause for stumbling to me, because you are not intent on the things of God, but the things of people!"
Woe unto the world because of occasions of stumbling! for it must needs be that the occasions come; but woe to that man through whom the occasion cometh!
And if your foot is a cause of stumbling and sin to you, cut it off! It is more profitable and wholesome for you to enter into life [that is really worthwhile] crippled than, having two feet, to be cast into hell (Gehenna) .
Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”
And he said unto his disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe unto him, through whom they come!
“I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.
wherefore? because -- not by faith, but as by works of law; for they did stumble at the stone of stumbling,
according as it hath been written, 'Lo, I place in Sion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence; and every one who is believing thereon shall not be ashamed.'
And David says, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, and a cause for stumbling and a retribution to them;
I ask, then, have they stumbled in order to fall? Absolutely not! On the contrary, by their stumbling, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous.
Now if their stumbling brings riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full number bring!
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.
Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong for a man to cause stumbling by what he eats.
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them.
but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a cause for stumbling, but to the Gentiles foolishness,
Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin].
Therefore, if food that I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, in order to keep my brother from stumbling.
Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.
We give no opportunity for stumbling to anyone, so that the ministry will not be blamed.
So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value [recognizing the highest and the best, and distinguishing the moral differences], and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of Christ [not stumbling nor causing others to stumble].
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,
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