Matthew 11:6
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New International Version
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

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

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

World English Bible
Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me."

Young's Literal Translation
and happy is he who may not be stumbled in me.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me - Or, Happy is he who will not be stumbled at me; for the word σκανδαλιζεσθαι, in its root, signifies to hit against or stumble over a thing, which one may meet with in the way. The Jews, as was before remarked, expected a temporal deliverer. Many might he tempted to reject Christ, because of his mean appearance, etc., and so lose the benefit of salvation through him. To instruct and caution such, our blessed Lord spoke these words. By his poverty and meanness he condemns the pride and pomp of this world. He who will not humble himself, and become base, and poor, and vile in his own eyes, cannot enter into the kingdom of God. It is the poor, in general, who hear the Gospel; the rich and the great are either too busy, or too much gratified with temporal things, to pay any attention to the voice of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blessed.

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Psalm 1:1,2 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

Psalm 32:1,2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Luke 11:27,28 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him...

whosoever.

Matthew 13:55-57 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas...

Matthew 15:12-14 Then came his disciples, and said to him, Know you that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying...

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Matthew 26:31 Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd...

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel...

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel...

Luke 4:23-29 And he said to them, You will surely say to me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatever we have heard done in Capernaum...

John 6:60,61,66 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it...

John 7:41,42 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee...

Romans 9:32,33 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone...

1 Corinthians 1:22,23 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

Galatians 5:11 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased.

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

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The Friend of Publicans and Sinners
'The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children,'--MATT. xi. 19. Jesus very seldom took notice of His enemies' slanders. 'When He was reviled He reviled not again.' If ever He did, it was for the sake of those whom it harmed to distort His beauty. Thus, here He speaks, without the slightest trace of irritation, of the capricious inconsistency of condemning Himself and John
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

John's Doubts of Jesus, and Jesus' Praise of John
'Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3. And said unto Him, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another? 4. Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5. The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Again on the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 28, "Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour and are Heavy Laden, and I Will Give You
1. It seems strange to some, Brethren, when they hear the Lord say, "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." [2323] And they consider that they who have fearlessly bowed their necks to this yoke, and have with much submission taken this burden upon their shoulders, are tossed about and exercised by so great
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

The Sinner's Friend
"Savior of sinners they proclaim, Sinners of whom the chief I am." What the invidious Jews said in bitter spleen, has been turned by the Holy Spirit to the most gracious account. Where they poured out vials of hate, odours of sacred incense arise. Troubled consciences have found a sweet balm in the very sound. Jesus, "the friend of publicans and sinners," has proved himself friendly to them, and they have become friends with him; so completely has he justified the very name which his enemies gave
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 10: 1864

Cross References
Matthew 5:29
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

Matthew 13:21
But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

Matthew 13:57
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home."

Matthew 24:10
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,

Matthew 26:31
Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: "'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

Mark 6:3
Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.

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

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