מִכְשׁוֹל Strong’s# 4383 mikh’shol

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind; but thou shalt fear thy God: I am YHWH.

Leviticus 19:14

The Hebrew verb kashal (Strongs #3782) means “to topple over.” This can occur when a person stumbles over the stones of a building that had toppled over. The noun mikh’shol (Strongs #4383) is “a ruin,” the stone blocks of a wall or building that has toppled down. These blocks are now removed from their original and functional position and are “out of place,” which can be a “stumbling-block” to others. You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block [mikh’shol] before the blind (Leviticus 19:14). This “stumbling-block” is a toppled-over block that has been placed before a person to cause them to topple over as well.