Matthew 7:1

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:1


7:1 Judge not - any man without full, clear, certain knowledge, without absolute necessity, without tender love. #Luke 6:37|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:1


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.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Jo-An
    I have read all of Matthew once before but, I did not fully understand what the Lord was telling us but now I have a better understanding.
  • Fajiwe Olabode. T for verse 29
    Before He was taken finally to the heaven, He made it known that all power in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. No wonder! He taught like someone having authority.
  • Chuck
    matthew 7 two ways of life heaven or hell matthew7-13-14
    false and true teachers of the gospel 15-20
    21-23 many think they are going to heaven but hell awaits them what a shock
    24-25 is your house upon the rock christ jesus or the sand
    may GOD HELP US LIVE HOLY IN THESE LAST DAYS UPON US
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This entire chapter the Lord is drawing a line of separation between good and evil. At the end the people were astonished because he taught with authority, meaning power, and certainty.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • MockingBird
    I am to treat others as I want to be treated : I love me and want the best for me and so should I do to those around me : Not expecting anything in return from them : God will recompence what I do. This is also to the ones I do not like to be around : If they need a thing and I have it I am to do the best I can for all when it is in the power of my hand to do it. I can only do with what I have and not what I have not. With my Lord God help I will walk pleasing to my Lord. Give as unto the Lord !!!

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