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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Offend

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1: σκανδαλίζω
(Strong's #4624 — Verb — skandalizo — skan-dal-id'-zo )

from skandalon (OFFENSE, No. 1), signifies "to put a snare or stumblingblock in the way," always metaphorically in the NT, in the same ways as the noun, which see. It is used 14 times in Matthew, 8 in Mark, twice in Luke, twice in John; elsewhere in 1 Corinthians 8:13 (twice); 2 Corinthians 11:29 . It is absent in the most authentic mss. in Romans 14:21 . The RV renders it by the verb "to stumble," or "cause to stumble," in every place save the following, where it uses the verb "to offend," Matthew 13:57 ; 15:12,26:31,33 ; Mark 6:3 ; 14:27,29 .

Notes: (1) In James 2:10 ; 3:2 (twice), AV, ptaio, "to stumble," is translated "offend;" see FALL , STUMBLE. (2) In Acts 25:8 , AV, hamartano, "to sin," is translated "have I offended;" see SIN.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Offend'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/o/offend.html. 1940.

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