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Want to know what the Bible says about Being Offended? Here are 120 Bible verses about Being Offended from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 NIV
21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,
    or you may hear your servant cursing you—
22 for you know in your heart
    that many times you yourself have cursed others.
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Proverbs 19:11 NIV
A person’s wisdom yields patience;
    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
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James 1:19 NIV
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
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Luke 7:23 NIV
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
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Matthew 18:15-17 NIV
15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
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James 1:12 NIV
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
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2 Timothy 2:24 NIV
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
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Luke 6:22-23 NIV
22 Blessed are you when people hate you,
    when they exclude you and insult you
    and reject your name as evil,
    because of the Son of Man.
23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.
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Exodus 14:14 NIV
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
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Proverbs 18:19 NIV
A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city;
    disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
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Proverbs 9:7-9 NIV
7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
    whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
    rebuke the wise and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
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John 15:18 NIV
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
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Proverbs 12:16 NIV
Fools show their annoyance at once,
    but the prudent overlook an insult.
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Ephesians 4:18 NIV
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.
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1 Peter 4:14 NIV
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
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2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
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John 16:33 NIV
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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Isaiah 32:17 NIV
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;
    its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
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Proverbs 23:9 NIV
Do not speak to fools,
    for they will scorn your prudent words.
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