24 Bible Verses About Offense

Bible Verses About Offense are helpful to remember. The Bible warns about picking up and putting on a spirit of offense. When the stronghold of offense takes root, our fruit becomes more like the world and less like the Holy Spirit. Guard your heart against the spirit of offense. Know what the Bible says about being offended.

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. Proverbs 10:12 NLT

I have swept away your sins like a cloud. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:24 NLT

I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” Isaiah 44:22 NLT

“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. Matthew 18:15 NLT

An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bar. Proverbs 18:19 NLT

Then the crew cast lots to see which of them had offended the gods and caused the terrible storm. When they did this, the lots identified Jonah as the culprit. Jonah 1:7 NLT

If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest. Ecclesiastes 10:4 NIV

But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your offenses. Matthew 6:15 CSB

More Bible Verses About Offense

And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.” Matthew 13:57 NLT

Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you realize you offended the Pharisees by what you just said?” Matthew 15:12 NLT

Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you? John 6:61 NLT

So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. 1 Corinthians 1:23 NLT

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13 NLT

We are not giving anyone an occasion for offense, so that the ministry will not be blamed. 2 Corinthians 6:3 CSB

And forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offenses they have committed against you, and cause their captors to show them mercy; 1 Kings 8:50 NIV

What Does the Bible Say About Being Offended?

If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished. Job 10:14 NIV

How many wrongs and sins have I committed? Show me my offense and my sin. Job 13:23 NIV

A person’s wisdom yields patience;  it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 NIV

None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. Ezekiel 18:22 NIV

Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Ezekiel 18:31 NIV

For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribesand deprive the poor of justice in the courts. Amos 5:12 NIV

The one who loves and unselfishly seeks the best for his [believing] brother lives in the Light, and in him there is no occasion for stumbling or offense [he does not hurt the cause of Christ or lead others to sin]. 1 John 2:10 AMP

It is good [to do the right thing and] not eat meat or drink wine, or do anything that offends your brother and weakens him spiritually. Romans 14:21 AMP

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Colossians 3:12-14 MSG

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