Mark 9:42
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English Standard Version
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

King James Bible
And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

American Standard Version
And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

English Revised Version
And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe in me, to fall into sin, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Weymouth New Testament
"And whoever shall occasion the fall of one of these little ones who believe, he would be better off if, with a millstone round his neck, he were lying at the bottom of the sea.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Millstone

Rev., great millstone. See on Matthew 18:6. Wyc., millstone of asses. Note the graphic present and perfect tenses; the millstone is hanged, and he hath been cast.

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offend.

Matthew 18:6,10 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me...

Luke 17:1,2 Then said he to the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe to him, through whom they come!...

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather...

Romans 15:21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned...

1 Corinthians 8:10-13 For if any man see you which have knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple...

1 Corinthians 10:32,33 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God...

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

2 Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

it.

Matthew 25:45,46 Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me...

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me?

Acts 26:11-14 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them...

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you...

Revelation 6:9,10 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God...

Revelation 16:6,7 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy...

Cross References
Matthew 17:27
However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself."

Matthew 18:6
but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Luke 17:2
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

1 Corinthians 8:12
Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

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