The word scandal is used a few times in several bibles like the Amplified Bible, the Douay-Rheims Bible, the Darby Translation, the Wycliffe Bible to mean causing someone to commit a sin. For example, Exodus 23:33 and Matthew 18:6 in the Douay-Rheims Bible:
Exodus 23:33 "Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps thy make thee sin against me, if thou serve their god: which undoubtedly will be a scandal to thee."
Matthew 18:6 "But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."
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