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91 Bible Verses About Offense

Here are 91 Bible verses about offense from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 19:11 KJV

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

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Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 KJV

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

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Proverbs 18:19 KJV

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

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Matthew 18:15-17 KJV

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

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Luke 17:3-4 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

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Ephesians 4:2-3 KJV

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

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James 3:16 KJV

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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Leviticus 19:18 KJV

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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1 Peter 2:23 KJV

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

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James 1:19 KJV

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

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Galatians 6:1-3 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

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Proverbs 27:5-6 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

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Matthew 18:7 KJV

Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

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Acts 24:16 KJV

Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

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1 Corinthians 10:32 KJV

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

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Psalms 119:165 KJV

Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

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Psalms 55:12-15 KJV

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

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Luke 17:1 KJV

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

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2 Timothy 2:24-26 KJV

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

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1 Peter 2:8 KJV

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

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Proverbs 10:12 KJV

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.

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Ephesians 4:26 KJV

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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1 Corinthians 13:5 KJV

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

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Matthew 5:23-24 KJV

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

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Ephesians 4:32 KJV

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

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Matthew 24:10-12 KJV

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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Romans 16:17-18 KJV

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

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Galatians 5:13 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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Luke 17:3 KJV

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

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Matthew 16:23 KJV

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

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Galatians 5:11 KJV

But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

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Matthew 18:17 KJV

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

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Matthew 18:6 KJV

And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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Colossians 3:13 KJV

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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Psalms 55:13-15 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Ephesians 4:2 KJV

But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

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Luke 17:1-2 KJV

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

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Isaiah 8:14 KJV

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

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Galatians 5:26 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 8:13 KJV

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

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Luke 17:4 KJV

Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

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Proverbs 20:3 KJV

And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

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Acts 17:10-11 KJV

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

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Matthew 6:12 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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1 Corinthians 1:23 KJV

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

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Romans 5:5 KJV

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

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Matthew 11:6 KJV

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

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Hebrews 12:15 KJV

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

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Matthew 24:9-10 KJV

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

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Matthew 18:15 KJV

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

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Hebrews 4:16 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

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Romans 14:21 KJV

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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Romans 3:23 KJV

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

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Matthew 20:20-26 KJV

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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Matthew 18:16 KJV

Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

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1 John 3:15 KJV

But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

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1 Corinthians 8:9-13 KJV

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

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Proverbs 17:14 KJV

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

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James 3:2 KJV

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

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Philippians 1:10 KJV

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

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Ephesians 5:1 KJV

That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

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Matthew 24:10 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Galatians 5:16 KJV

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

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2 Corinthians 6:3 KJV

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

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1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV

Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

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Matthew 5:24 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

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Micah 7:18 KJV

Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

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Isaiah 44:22 KJV

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

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1 Samuel 25:31 KJV

I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

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1 Timothy 4:1 KJV

That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.

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Ephesians 5:25 KJV

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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Ephesians 5:2 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

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Ephesians 4:3 KJV

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

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1 Corinthians 13:3 KJV

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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1 Corinthians 8:1 KJV

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

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Romans 9:32 KJV

Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

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Romans 5:20 KJV

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

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Matthew 5:44 KJV

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

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Ephesians 5:3 KJV

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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Galatians 5:3 KJV

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

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Galatians 5:2 KJV

For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

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Romans 16:17 KJV

Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

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Mark 9:42 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

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Proverbs 29:11 KJV

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

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Galatians 5:6 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Romans 12:2 KJV

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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