Matthew 7:1

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 7:1

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 for Matthew 7:1

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 7:1

  • Stephen Whiteley on Matthew 7:1
    39. Judge not, lest ye be judged Matthew 7:1. Why is this an issue? It seems to me that another word for judgement is meaning. And meaning is only what we assign to be. We are meaning makers. And what we make meaning of, we come to believe and we are what we believe. Even more importantly, when we are judging others, we are also in the habit of judging ourselves. And when we are judging ourselves, we come to believe those self-judgements and that tells us that we are stuck. Another offshoot of judging is that it creates conflict. So you can tell there is stuckness wherever there is conflict. Judgement Conflict. Conflict Stuckness.
  • The other 50% on Matthew 7:1
    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.
  • Evod on Matthew 7:1
    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 on Matthew 7:1
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  • MockingBird on Matthew 7:1
    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 on Matthew 7:1
    judge not that that ye may not be judged. romans 7 1
  • JaySun on Matthew 7:1
    "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 on Matthew 7:1
    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.
  • Carol on Matthew 7:1
    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 on Matthew 7:1
    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?


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