American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
This word answers to two different terms in the original, the one signifying a breach of the law, Romans 5:15,17 , the other a stumbling-block or cause of sin to others, Matthew 5:29; 18:6-9; or whatever is perverted into an occasion or excuse for sin, Matthew 15:12; John 6:61; Romans 9:33; Galatians 5:11 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Offence'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/o/offence.html. 1859.