By contraction from H7231
(in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
, that is, (figuratively) well
; also (abstractly) welfare
, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
have they which love
A primitive root; to have affection
for (sexually or otherwise).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; a precept
, especially the Decalogue
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing
or not exist
; a non-entity
; generally used as a negative particle.
Masculine from H3782
; a stumblingblock
, literally or figuratively (obstacle
(specifically an idol), scruple
_ _ nothing shall offend them or, “cause them to offend” (compare Margin).
_ _ Here is an account of the happiness of good men, who are governed by a principle of love to the word of God, who make it their rule and are ruled by it. 2. They are easy, and have a holy serenity; none enjoy themselves more than they do: Great peace have those that love thy law, abundant satisfaction in doing their duty and pleasure in reflecting upon it. The work of righteousness is peace (Isaiah 32:17), such peace as the world can neither give nor take away. They may be in great troubles without and yet enjoy great peace within, sat lucis intus abundance of internal light. Those that love the world have great vexation, for it does not answer their expectation; those that love God's word have great peace, for it outdoes their expectation, and in it they have sure footing. 2. They are safe, and have a holy security: Nothing shall offend them; nothing shall be a scandal, snare, or stumbling-block, to them, to entangle them either in guilt or grief. No event of providence shall be either an invincible temptation or an intolerable affliction to them, but their love to the word of God shall enable them both to hold fast their integrity and to preserve their tranquility. They will make the best of that which is, and not quarrel with any thing that God does. Nothing shall offend or hurt them, for every thing shall work for good to them, and therefore shall please them, and they shall reconcile themselves to it. Those in whom this holy love reigns will not be apt to perplex themselves with needless scruples, nor to take offence at their brethren, 1 Corinthians 13:6, 1 Corinthians 13:7.
Offend Heb. they shall have no stumbling block, at which they shall stumble and fall into mischief.
Great peace have they which (c) love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
(c) For their conscience assures them that they please you, whereas they who do not love you have the contrary.
Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: ... For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Proverbs 3:17 Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Isaiah 57:21 [There is] no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ... Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Galatians 6:15-16 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. ... And as many as walk according to this rule, peace [be] on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
- nothing shall offend them:
- Heb. they shall have no stumbling block,
Isaiah 8:13-15 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread. ... And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
Isaiah 28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Isaiah 57:14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
1 Peter 2:6-8 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. ... And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
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