John 7:24

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iudge not according to the appearance, but iudge righteous iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let not your decisions be based on what you see, but on righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.
- Darby Bible

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
- Webster's Bible

Do not form superficial judgements, but form the judgements that are just."
- Weymouth Bible

Don't judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
- World English Bible

Nile ye deme aftir the face, but deme ye a riytful doom.
- Wycliffe Bible

judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for John 7:24

  • Benjamin Ginette for verse 24
    One thing i know about the judgement is that to "let go" earthly judgement for there will be another heavenly judgement. Many will be surprise at that judgement for the one who will judge is the RIGHT ONE and its free of cost.
  • Fred neal for verse 24
    Even though we are not firemen, we can not sit by and let our neighbours house burn down without trying to help. As Christians, we need to help our brothers in Christ if and when we see their walk is weak or even wrong. We have to remember the sin in our own lives, repent from them, clean them up with the blood of Christ before we reprove or rebuke another brother, or sister. When Jesus said to not try and remove the mote from thy brothrers eye ( Matthew 7:5 ) before we remove the beam from our on eyes, He said "Then we can see clearly to remove the mote from thy brothers eye". Many people miss the last part of that verse. It is not that we judge not, but that we make sure there are no greater sins in our own lives before we judge another. Apostle paul said, He that is spiritual judgeth all things. We can not be Christians and not judge. We can not be THE judge and we dare not judge someones salvation. Thus, Judge not according to appearence, but judge righteous judgement
  • Rita Emerson for verse 24
    Basically it's telling us that we do have the right to judge but not by appearance. When we judge, we are to judge according to the scriptures (not what we think...but what the LORD has said). If we stick to that guideline, we are judging righteously.
  • GAYLE JACKSON for verse 24
    I have a compliment to add. I have been reading my daily word in Proverbs and other books every day and never realized there were questions at the bottom of the page!!! I love it. It helps to instill in your mind and heart what you've just read. Please have more questions because I really do enjoy answering them.

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