2. A stumbling-block or cause of temptation
(Isaiah 8:14; Matthew 16:23; 18:7)
Greek skandalon, properly that at which one stumbles or takes
offence. The "offence of the cross"
(Galatians 5:11) is the offence the
Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified
One, and by him alone. Salvation by the cross was a
stumbling-block to their national pride.