but we preach about a crucified Christ, 1 a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
But be careful that this liberty of yours does not become a hindrance to the weak.
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It 1 is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.
And David says, “Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
Therefore we must not pass judgment on one another, but rather determine never to place an obstacle or a trap before a brother or sister. 1
Now this is his uncleanness in regard to his discharge 1 – whether his body secretes his discharge or blocks his discharge, he is unclean. All the days that his body has a discharge or his body blocks his discharge, 2 this is his uncleanness. 3
But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but on man’s.” 1
No one thinks to himself, nor do they comprehend or understand and say to themselves: ‘I burned half of it in the fire – yes, I baked bread over the coals; I roasted meat and ate it. With the rest of it should I make a disgusting idol? Should I bow down to dry wood?’ 1
“‘On that day I will assign Gog a grave in Israel. It will be the valley of those who travel east of the sea; it will block the way of the travelers. There they will bury Gog and all his horde; they will call it the valley of Hamon-Gog. 1
But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, 1 who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block 2 before the people 3 of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. 4
They will report that the fords have been captured, the reed marshes have been burned, the soldiers are terrified. 1
They will discard their silver in the streets, and their gold will be treated like filth. 1 Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord’s fury. 2 They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs because their wealth 3 was the obstacle leading to their iniquity. 4
By royal order 1 they supplied large valuable stones in order to build the temple’s foundation with chiseled stone.
Opposite the 35 feet 1 that belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, gallery faced gallery in the three stories.
Therefore speak to them and say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: When any one from the house of Israel erects his idols in his heart and sets the obstacle leading to his iniquity before his face, and then consults a prophet, I the Lord am determined to answer him personally according to the enormity of his idolatry. 1