stum’-bling-blok, (mikhshol, makhshelah; proskomma, skandalon): These are the most important of the varied renderings of either of two cognate Hebrew words, or of two different Greek words. Sometimes the Greek word for "stone" (lithos) accompanies the principal word. There is no important difference in the meaning of the words or of their renderings. the(British and American) generally substitutes "stumbling" for "offence" of the .
The literal meaning of the Hebrew words--an object which causes one to stumble or fall--appears in such passages as
One of the
See also OFFENCE.