I think that our understanding of the word offended may have changed over time . It’s been a few hundred years.
I found a dictionary for the early Modern English used in the KJV .I copied two definitions that seem to help make sense of the word usage for the KJV .
6. To disturb, annoy, or cause to fall or stumble.
Great peace have they that love thy law, and nothing shall offend them. Ps. 119.
7. To draw to evil, or hinder in obedience; to cause to sin or neglect duty.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out - if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. Matt. 5.
Still the ESV and NASV handle it slightly different. To me it looks like it’s one of those words that don’t 100% translate into today’s English .
Here it’s the Greek
1) to put a stumbling block or impediment in the way, upon which another may trip and fall, metaphorically to offend
1a) to entice to sin
1b) to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey
1b1) to cause to fall away
1b2) to be offended in one, i.e. to see in another what I disapprove of and what hinders me from acknowledging his authority
1b3) to cause one to judge unfavourably or unjustly of another
1c) since one who stumbles or whose foot gets entangled feels annoyed
1c1) to cause one displeasure at a thing
1c2) to make indignant
1c3) to be displeased, indignant
Part of Speech: verb
Here is something cool I noticed. The Greek word used is
looks like this is where we get the word scandalize from.
ya learn something new everyday.
This is a cool thread Origen. Thanks for starting it .