Luke 7:23
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New International Version
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

New Living Translation
And tell him, 'God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.'"

English Standard Version
And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And anyone who is not offended because of Me is blessed."

International Standard Version
How blessed is anyone who is not offended by me!"

NET Bible
Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And blessed is he, whoever will not take offense at me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever doesn't lose his faith in me is indeed blessed."

Jubilee Bible 2000
and blessed is whoever shall not be offended in me.

King James 2000 Bible
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

American King James Version
And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

American Standard Version
And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me.

Darby Bible Translation
and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.

English Revised Version
And blessed is he, whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And blessed is he, to whom I shall not be a stumbling block.

Weymouth New Testament
And blessed is every one who does not stumble and fall because of my claims."

World English Bible
Blessed is he who is not offended by me."

Young's Literal Translation
and happy is he whoever may not be stumbled in me.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:19-35 To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. It clearly pointed out the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, that the messenger he sent before him to prepare his way, did it by preaching repentance and reformation of heart and life. We have here the just blame of those who were not wrought upon by the ministry of John Baptist or of Jesus Christ himself. They made a jest of the methods God took to do them good. This is the ruin of multitudes; they are not serious in the concerns of their souls. Let us study to prove ourselves children of Wisdom, by attending the instructions of God's word, and adoring those mysteries and glad tidings which infidels and Pharisees deride and blaspheme.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Our Lord here shows that he understood that this question came from the Baptist himself. Dean Plumptre calls attention to the tender way in which our Lord dealt with the impatience which John's question implied. "A warning was needed, but it was given in the form of a beatitude, which it was still open to him to claim and make his own. Not to find a stumbling-block in the manner in which Christ had actually come, there was this condition of entering fully into the blessedness of his kingdom."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. The Arabic version renders it, "blessed is he that doubts not of me". The Persic and Ethiopic versions both add to the text, the former rendering the words thus, "blessed is he that is not brought into offence and doubt concerning me"; and the latter thus, "blessed are they who do not deny me, and are not offended in me": particular regard is had to the disciples of John, who both doubted of Christ as the Messiah, and were offended at his popularity and success; See Gill on Matthew 11:6.



Luke 7:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
John's Inquiry
22And He answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. 23"Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."
Cross References
Matthew 11:6
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

Luke 7:22
So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

Luke 7:24
After John's messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
Treasury of Scripture

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

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this …

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and …

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

Matthew 13:57,58 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet …

John 6:60-66 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, …

Romans 9:32,33 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works …

1 Corinthians 1:21-28 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God…

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: …

1 Peter 2:7,8 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which …

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