100 Bible Verses about Being Offended

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 ESV / 149 helpful votes

Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.

James 1:19 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 100 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Luke 7:23 ESV / 97 helpful votes

And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

Luke 6:22-23 ESV / 76 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

James 1:12 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

John 15:18 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

Proverbs 9:7-9 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 57 helpful votes

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

1 Peter 4:14 ESV / 48 helpful votes

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 39 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

1 John 5:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Isaiah 32:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Luke 19:38-40 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Proverbs 23:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

John 16:33 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Romans 8:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

2 Peter 1:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.

2 Timothy 4:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,

Romans 14:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Proverbs 18:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

Acts 19:34 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But when they recognized that he was a Jew, for about two hours they all cried out with one voice, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 19:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

2 Thessalonians 2:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

Proverbs 23:29-35 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things. ...

1 John 4:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 2:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Psalm 55:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For it is not an enemy who taunts me— then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me— then I could hide from him.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Romans 14:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Matthew 24:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.

Psalm 112:6-7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 103:1-22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. ...

2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor, and he made a marriage alliance with Ahab. After some years he went down to Ahab in Samaria. And Ahab killed an abundance of sheep and oxen for him and for the people who were with him, and induced him to go up against Ramoth-gilead. Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me to Ramoth-gilead?” He answered him, “I am as you are, my people as your people. We will be with you in the war.” And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Inquire first for the word of the Lord.” Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king.” ...

2 Kings 18:17-36 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they arrived, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway to the Washer's Field. And when they called for the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the secretary, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder. And the Rabshakeh said to them, “Say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: On what do you rest this trust of yours? Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me? Behold, you are trusting now in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. ...

Romans 10:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Acts 13:48 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Acts 7:1-60 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that I will show you.’ Then he went out from the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran. And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living. Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child. ...

Acts 5:33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

John 8:47 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Psalm 109:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!

Deuteronomy 1:16-17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him. You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’

2 Corinthians 4:8-11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

James 2:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— ...

1 Corinthians 10:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,

Job 3:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

There the prisoners are at ease together; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

Matthew 11:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.

Matthew 26:31 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

Job 5:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Colossians 2:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—

Romans 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

John 16:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

2 Timothy 4:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

Galatians 5:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.

2 Corinthians 10:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters.

Luke 17:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 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.

Matthew 26:33 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.”

Matthew 18:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!

Proverbs 26:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Revelation 21:1-27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” ...

Revelation 20:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Matthew 13:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.

2 Samuel 1:19-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Your glory, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised exult.

Genesis 40:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Some time after this, the cupbearer of the king of Egypt and his baker committed an offense against their lord the king of Egypt.

James 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

2 Corinthians 6:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

1 Corinthians 8:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

1 Corinthians 1:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

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