Matthew 18:7
Woe to the world for the causes of sin. These stumbling blocks must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!
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Genesis 13:7
And there was discord between the herdsmen of Abram and the herdsmen of Lot. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were also living in the land.

1 Samuel 2:17, 22-25
Thus the sin of these young men was severe in the sight of the LORD, for they were treating the LORD's offering with contempt. . . .

2 Samuel 12:14
Nevertheless, because by this deed you have treated the LORD with utter contempt, the son born to you will surely die."

Luke 17:1
Jesus said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

Romans 2:23, 24
You who boast in the Law, do you dishonor God by breaking the Law? . . .

1 Timothy 5:14, 15
So I advise the younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their households, so they will not give the adversary an occasion for slander. . . .

1 Timothy 6:1
All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their masters as fully worthy of honor, so that God's name and our teaching will not be discredited.

Titus 2:5, 8
to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited. . . .

2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of truth will be defamed.


Mark 13:7
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Acts 1:16
"Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit foretold through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus.

1 Corinthians 11:19
And indeed, there must be differences among you to show which of you are approved.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness (the son of destruction) is revealed. . . .

1 Timothy 4:1-3
Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, . . .

2 Timothy 3:1-5
But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come. . . .

2 Timothy 4:3, 4
For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. . . .

Jude 1:4
For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed--ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.


Matthew 13:41, 42
The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His kingdom every cause of sin and all who practice lawlessness. . . .

Matthew 23:13
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let in those who wish to enter.

Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed. It would be better for him if he had not been born."

John 17:12
While I was with them, I protected and preserved them by Your name, the name You gave Me. Not one of them has been lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.

Acts 1:18-20
(With the reward of his wickedness Judas bought a field, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out. . . .

2 Peter 2:3, 15-17
In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep. . . .

Jude 1:11-13
Woe to them! They have traveled the path of Cain; they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam; they have perished in Korah's rebellion. . . .

Revelation 2:14, 15, 20-23
But I have a few things against you, because some of you hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block before the Israelites so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. . . .

Revelation 19:20, 21
But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed signs on his behalf, by which he deceived those who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. Both of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!

King James Bible
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!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to the world because of offenses. For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes.

International Standard Version
How terrible it will be for the world due to its temptations to sin! Temptations to sin are bound to happen, but how terrible it will be for that person who causes someone to sin!

NET Bible
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Woe to the world because of offenses, for it is necessary that offenses will come, but woe to the man by whom the offenses will come.”
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