Matthew 18:7
Good News Translation
How terrible for the world that there are things that make people lose their faith! Such things will always happen--but how terrible for the one who causes them!

Contemporary English Version
The world is in for trouble because of the way it causes people to sin. There will always be something to cause people to sin, but anyone who does this will be in for trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

New American Bible
Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

unto.

Genesis 13:7 Whereupon also there arose a strife between the herdsmen of Abram and of Lot. And at that time the Chanaanite and the Pherezite dwelled in that country.

1 Samuel 2:17,22-25 Wherefore the sin of the young men was exceeding great before the Lord: because they withdrew men from the sacrifice of the Lord. . . .

2 Samuel 12:14 Nevertheless, because thou hast given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, for this thing, the child that is born to thee, shall surely die.

Luke 17:1 And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come. But woe to him through whom they come!

Romans 2:23,24 Thou, that makest thy boast of the law, by transgression of the law dishonourest God. . . .

1 Timothy 5:14,15 I will, therefore, that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil. . . .

1 Timothy 6:1 Whosoever are servants under the yoke, let them count their masters worthy of all honour; lest the name of the Lord and his doctrine be blasphemed.

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, sober, having a care of the house, gentle, obedient to their husbands: that the word of God be not blasphemed. . . .

2 Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their riotousness, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

for.

Mark 13:7 And when you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, fear ye not. For such things must needs be: but the end is not yet.

Acts 1:16 Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus:

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition . . .

1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils, . . .

2 Timothy 3:1-5 Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times. . . .

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears: . . .

Jude 1:4 For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.

but.

Matthew 13:41,42 The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. . . .

Matthew 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for you yourselves do not enter in and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter.

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Matthew 26:24 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him. But woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.

John 17:12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name. Those whom thou gavest me have I kept: and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition: that the scripture may be fulfilled.

Acts 1:18-20 And he indeed hath possessed a field of the reward of iniquity, and being hanged, burst asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed out. . . .

2 Peter 2:3,15-17 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not. . . .

Jude 1:11-13 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves and have perished in the contradiction of Core. . . .

Revelation 2:14,15,20-23 But I have against thee a few things: because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat and to commit fornication. . . .

Revelation 19:20,21 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who wrought signs before him, wherewith he seduced them who received the character of the beast and who adored his image. These two were cast alive into the pool of fire burning with brimstone. . . .

Context
Temptations and Trespasses
6But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. 8And if thy hand, or thy foot, scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:23
Who turning, said to Peter: Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.

Matthew 26:24
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him. But woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.

Luke 17:1
And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come. But woe to him through whom they come!

1 Corinthians 11:19
For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved may be made manifest among you.

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils,

Additional Translations
Woe to the world for the causes of sin. These stumbling blocks must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!

Woe to the world because of the causes of sin. For the stumbling blocks are necessary to come, but woe to the man by whom the offense comes!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

"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!

'Woe to the world from the stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity for the stumbling-blocks to come, but woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block doth come!
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