Matthew 18:7

“ 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.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Jennifer
    Tsk tsk... Those of you pushing denominational worship and "rule of the church" are actually WRONG... Many times over the Holy Bible warns of "the sects" and being "decieved by false teachings"... I mean according to each denomination, everyone else is doomed to the lake of fire... Nowhere in the Bible does it state that we must report to a designated building to worship him...
  • David
    Jesus teaches us in this chapter to cut of anything or anyone who tempts us in life. But also a few verses down He teaches that if he is our brother or sister in Christ, before we cut them of there are steps of trying to help them. If those steps don't work, only then cut them off. Praise God for this wisdom!
  • BSP
    Verse 8~If something or someone is making us stumble spiritually we may need to take strong action and get away from that person or thing and draw close to Jehovah God.
  • Obbie Beal
    35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (at home, in the streets, jobs, daily we fight with with anger because from the heart we are tempted to not-forgive as direct by Jehovah /GOD. Wow! Wow! Wow!
  • Hazel Carty
    Wee must forgive our brothers and sisters as our heavenly father forgives ous
    and 70 7 we must forgive🙏🙏🙏
  • Steve morrow
    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 2 JOHN 1:9 WHOSOEVER TRANSGRESSETH AND --ABIDETH NOT IN THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST-- HATH NOT GOD HE THAT ABIDETH IN THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST HE HATH BOTH THE FATHER AND THE SON

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