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σκάνδαλον, -ου, τό
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stumbling block, obstacle, offense; something that causes sin
pr. a trap-spring; also genr. a stumbling block, anything against which one stumbles, an impediment; met. a cause of ruin, destruction, misery, etc., Rom. 9:33; 11:9; 1 Pet. 2:8; a cause or occasion of sinning, Mt. 16:23; 18:7 (3x); Lk. 17:1; Rom. 14:13; 16:17; Rev. 2:14; scandal, offense, cause of indignation, Mt. 13:41; 1 Cor. 1:23; Gal. 5:11; 1 Jn. 2:10*

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Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom everything that causes (skandala | σκάνδαλα | acc pl neut) sin and those who break his laws.
Matthew 16:23 But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | nom sg neut) in my way, because you are not thinking the thoughts of God but those of men.”
Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! (skandalōn | σκανδάλων | gen pl neut) It is inevitable that such things (skandala | σκάνδαλα | acc pl neut) come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
Luke 17:1 And he said to his disciples, “It is inevitable that occasions for stumbling (skandala | σκάνδαλα | acc pl neut) will come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
Romans 9:33 as it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone that makes them stumble and a rock that trips (skandalou | σκανδάλου | gen sg neut) them up; but the one who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
Romans 11:9 And David says, “May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | acc sg neut) block and a retribution for them.
Romans 14:13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another, but resolve instead, never to put an obstacle or a trap (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | acc sg neut) in a brother’s way.
Romans 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, to watch out for people who cause divisions and upset (skandala | σκάνδαλα | acc pl neut) people’s faith contrary to the teaching that you have received. Avoid them.
1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | acc sg neut) block (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | acc sg neut) to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
Galatians 5:11 But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | nom sg neut) of the cross has been removed.
1 Peter 2:8 and, “A stone that makes people stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” (skandalou | σκανδάλου | gen sg neut) They stumble, as they were destined to do, since they do not obey the word.
1 John 2:10 The one who loves his brother is living in the light and in him there is no cause (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | nom sg neut) for (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | nom sg neut) stumbling (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | nom sg neut).
Revelation 2:14 But I have several things against you, because you have among you those who follow the teaching of Balaam, the one who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block (skandalon | σκάνδαλον | acc sg neut) before the sons of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality.