Matthew 18:7

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!

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto the world because of offences: for it must needs be that offences come: but wo to that man by whom the offence commeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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!
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse is on the earth because of trouble! for it is necessary for trouble to come; but unhappy is that man through whom the trouble comes.
- Basic English Bible

Woe to the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; yet woe to that man by whom the offence comes!
- Darby Bible

Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!
- Webster's Bible

Alas for the world because of causes of falling! They cannot but come, but alas for each man through whom they come!
- Weymouth Bible

Woe to the world because of occasions of stumbling! For it must be that the occasions come, but woe to that person through whom the occasion comes!
- World English Bible

Woo to the world, for sclaundris; for it is nede that sclaundris come; netheles wo to thilke man bi whom a sclaundre cometh.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Wo to the world from the stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity for the stumbling-blocks to come, but wo to that man through whom the stumbling-block doth come!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:7


18:7 Wo to the world because of offences - That is, unspeakable misery will be in the world through them; for it must needs be that offences come - Such is the nature of things, and such the weakness, folly, and wickedness of mankind, that it cannot be but they will come; but wo to that man - That is, miserable is that man, by whom the offence cometh. Offences are, all things whereby any one is turned out of, or hindered in the way of God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:7


Mt 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences! There will continue to be temptations and causes of stumbling in the world which will lead thousands astray and cause much sorrow.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • BSP
    The last part of this chapter tells us that if we want to receive God's forgiveness then we must forgive others.
  • Gchead
    It seems as if we will be judged based on how we treat/ forgive others -how we treated the son of man-how we treated the holy spirit.
  • Peter
    Praise the LORD! Last night I just read the story of the two disciples who were to Emmaus, and Jesus joined them, told them the things they concerned and gave them joy. Luke 24:13-33 As for a family,a 3-member one is enough to fulfill the promise! How wonderful the blessing is!
  • Mim
    geraldinecole you are so right about preachers. but im going take your advice and pray he leads me and my family to the right church.
  • GeraldineCole
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS WHO WAS SENT TO EARTH TO DIE IN OUR PLACE AND HE WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER WHO IS GOD. There is nothing on this earth we can do if we want to see Jesus one day but to do and live by his Word everything else is vanity and Act chapter 2 V 38 when U follow that first then you will be Saved. Then study the word and the bible will show yoU how to live ask Jesus to lead u to a Church were he wants U to be .because preacher are not like they use to be most of them now just want Money they will not help the people that need help but only help themselves Jesus is not please we shall reap what we Sow Amen
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord

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