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Want to know what the Bible says about Offense? Here are 90 Bible verses about Offense 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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Proverbs 19:11 NIV
A person’s wisdom yields patience;
    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
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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 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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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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Luke 17:3-4 NIV
3 So watch yourselves.
“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
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Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
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James 3:16 NIV
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
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Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
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Leviticus 19:18 NIV
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
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1 Peter 2:23 NIV
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
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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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Proverbs 27:5-6 NIV
5 Better is open rebuke
    than hidden love.
6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.
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Matthew 18:7 NIV
Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!
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Galatians 6:1-3 NIV
6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves.
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Acts 24:16 NIV
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
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1 Corinthians 10:32 NIV
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God
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Proverbs 17:9 NIV
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
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Luke 17:1 NIV
Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.
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2 Timothy 2:24-26 NIV
24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
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1 Peter 2:8 NIV
and,
“A stone that causes people to stumble
    and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
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