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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Offence

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  • An injury or wrong done to one (1 Samuel 25:31 ; Romans 5:15 ).

  • A stumbling-block or cause of temptation (Isaiah 8:14 ; Matthew 16:23 ; 18:7 ). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one stumbles or takes offence. The "offence of the cross" (Galatians 5:11 ) is the offence the Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified One, and by him alone. Salvation by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride.


  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Offence'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/o/offence.html. 1897.

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