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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Iudge not, that ye be not iudged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged.
- Basic English Bible
Judge not, that ye may not be judged;
- Darby Bible
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
- Webster's Bible
Judge not, that you may not be judged;
- Weymouth Bible
Don't judge, so that you won't be judged.
- World English Bible
Nile ye deme, `that ye be not demed; for in what doom ye demen,
- Wycliffe Bible
`Judge not, that ye may not be judged,
- Youngs Literal Bible
7:1 Judge not - any man without full, clear, certain knowledge, without absolute necessity, without tender love. #Luke 6:37|.
Mt 7:1 The Sermon on the Mount (concluded) SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 7: Motes and Beams. Casting Pearls before Swine. Asking and Receiving. The Golden Rule. The Broad and Strait Gates. Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. The Tree Known by Its Fruits. The Kingdom Entered by Obedience. The Wise and Foolish Builders. The Wonderful Teacher. Judge not, that ye be not judged. The term "judge" is used in more than one sense, but Christ's meaning is plain. (1) He does not prohibit the civil judgment of the courts upon evil doers, for this is approved throughout the whole Bible. (2) He does not prohibit the judgment of the church, through its officers, upon those who walk disorderly, for both he and the apostles have enjoined this. (3) He does not forbid those private judgments that we are compelled to form the wrong-doers, for he himself tell us that we are to judge men by their fruits. (See Mt 7:15-20.) What he designs to prohibit is rash, uncharitable judgments, a fault-finding spirit, a disposition to condemn without examination of charges.
The Other 50%'s comment on 2015-02-26 18:46:06:
Something in me gets very upset when people say we are not supposed to judge each other. Paul said to judge sexual immoral professing believers and not to eat with them, so they return to the right path. Jesus said to judge people by their fruits, evil or good. These are only two of many examples. I believe this part of scripture is about two things: hypocrisy and helping. Jesus says we should not try to cast sin out of our buddy 's life without first casting it out of our own, or we won 't see clearly what is going on in our brother 's life. The Greek word for "cast " being to deliberately hurl. My journal entry yesterday regarding this very verse says: Deliberately hurl sin from your own life, THEN you are qualified to help deliberately hurl sin from other 's lives. God you are awesome, wise and have common sense.
Tom's comment on 2015-02-03 18:42:08:
My understanding of this wonderful, pithy bit of wisdon is as follows. We rarely know the full story behind another 's actions or behaviour - or even bother to think about their context. We rush to make judgements based on our own individual criteria. This is most unfair and will almost certainly lead to a wrong, or biased judgement - and is the main reason for having a legal system! I am not religious so don 't subscribe to the implied divine judgement if we do this. But, there is another interpretation of consequences. If we make hasty assessments of others, we can hardly complain if others do it to us. This is a great incentive to be a better person - to think perhaps I 've got this person wrong? To try and understand a bit deeper and, in the absence of full information, to give the benefit of the doubt. That is part of what Jesus, and totally of what a legal system, is all about. "let he who is without sin cast the first stone at her "
Evod's comment on 2014-12-14 19:15:22:
You can take things, especially scripture, out of context and think you know what something means before considering the setting, or without reading the chapter.. that will give you context. It always comes back to the same thing that people ignore. We all behave differently. This 'judge not ' is meant to be a warning not to be prejudiced towards others because of racial or cultural or even personal differences in the way others behave. In other words it is wrong to judge other 's behavior based on your own standards. This scripture applies to other 's behavior or lifestyle, and not someone 's harm to another.
Terry Sharp's comment on 2014-09-03 05:44:40:
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MockingBird's comment on 2014-08-30 09:09:12:
I looked the word up in the Greek Bible dictionary. To judge a thing there is a separation select Choose to determine To consider think account .To pass sentence on a thing. Judge not that ye be not judged.
Don West's comment on 2014-08-01 16:11:44:
judge not that that ye may not be judged. romans 7 1
JaySun's comment on 2014-07-12 14:10:13:
"Judge not, lest ye be judged. " Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Be careful what you think and feel and project outward into the world from what is inside your thoughts, heart and mind because the world will become that in which you desire most. As human beings, our power is immense, limitless and all pervading just as the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit 's. Our compassionate brother Jesus Christ forewarned us of what we keep in our hearts and minds and the assessments and judgements we make about our life and the lives of others for our world around will become a direct reflection and manifestation of those judgements that we keep in our hearts and minds. Judge not lest ye be judged, except for Jesus...he can judge though right? Now why would Jesus warn us "judge not lest ye be judged, " if he himself was and is judging us by all of our thoughts, feeling and actions? It would be quite hypocritical for our Lord and Savior to be not practicing what he preached. Feel the words, try not to interpret them. Feel the Love, not analyze the hate.
Kathy's comment on 2014-06-25 14:50:53:
Never take Scripture out of context. Scripture interprets Scripture. Most folks have misjudged what the Scripture is actually saying and have totally missed the point. In fact, they exalt their own opinions above the Word of God. Never take Scripture out of context without knowing what it is really talking about.
Sonia's comment on 2013-12-25 00:45:32:
I think the main issue here is that people are confusing discernment with judgment. We really need to understand there is also scripture that says to put these things away from you with a malice, how if you do not discern the evil or sin in these things can you put them away from you. How can you not entertain evil or sin or wickedness if you do not call it by its name? How is it that everyone is afraid to say the truth. I believe the scripture we are discussing reads: judge not, lest ye be judged for with what manner you judge you will be judged. so if your trying to be ugly or hateful then it doesn't really matter if your judging or not because you've already crossed the line. but if you see a friend headed into trouble and you say (with love) this is not what God wants you to do then judging has taken on a totally different aspect.
Carol's comment on 2013-11-11 02:45:48:
It is only God who knows whose ways are pleasing to Him. We cannot use our human knowledge to make conclusions about. The person we should really be judging is ourselves using the light of the word of God. If we judge others we may also be calling judgement upon ourselves as "with the same measure u use it shall be measured back to u...".
Betty's comment on 2013-10-17 18:47:54:
I have a problem with understanding just what this verse means. We all make judgments in life in that we would not want to be in the company of a liar, drug addict, or criminal. How can that be considered being a judge?
Stephanie's comment on 2013-04-05 09:27:30:
I think that noone has the right to judge other people because they may not share the same opinion as you do are you think there way is not right.the only right way is God way no if and about it.
Susan Dalton's comment on 2011-11-12 15:59:16:
Veterans Day, I was sitting at the mall in the food court. I noticed three or four young, uniformed men. They were standing in the middle of the food court. Some people would walk up to them and shake their hand; others would speak to them for a few minutes.
I noticed one young man walk over to a table and extend his hand to an elderly man and woman. The elderly man shook his head no and did not extend his hand. The woman shook her head no also. The young soldier walked away.
How could someone refuse an outstretched hand? What if you differ with someone else's view, can you still honor the other person? Can you esteem the person without rejection? Or will you be filled with animosity and contumacious against love? Will you disdain the outstretched hand?
As I sat and watched, I saw one young, uniformed soldier walk over to a table and take the cup of someone seated and take it to Chic-Fil-A and have it refilled. He walked it back to the table and gave it to the seated man.
As I thought on this, I remembered the elderly man shaking his head no to the outstetched hand. Was the soldier extending his hand to the elderly man asking him did he want his cup refilled? Or was the young soldier extending his hand to the elderly man in acquaintance? I cannot tell for sure.
Many times we can judge what we see with our eye without seeing perfectly clear.
Jesus said, "Judge not..." (Matthew 7:1)
We all should be careful in our judgment.
Blessed Every Day's comment on 2011-07-22 18:03:52:
Its right on point. Jesus Will Draw A Line In The Sand If You D This?
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