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

  • Irene123
    V. 6 - " ..... cast not your pearls before swine ..... "; when one once witnesses to someone who rejects and/or scoffs - do not waste God's word on them again, BUT - pray, pray for them that their hearts will be touched and their eyes opened.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 12 The Golden rule. The Mosaic Law was full of hundred of commandments. Yet, this one sentence spoken by Jesus sums up about half of them. Jesus was truly The Great Teacher. He taught with simplicity, yet it was powerful. Let us imitate his example.
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.
  • Bud
    Peggy: I do not know what bible you read from but the KJV Matthew 7 : 1 reads (Judge not that ye be not judged) Go to the KJV original bible of 1611 it also reads the same. Good study. Have a good day.
  • Peggy
    Matthew 7:1- This verse used to read- Judge not, lest ye be judged. But now it reads Judge not,
    that ye be not judged. This verse has been changed. In our church Christmas play (2016), this verse was said how it used to read with the word lest.

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