John 7:24
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New International Version
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."

New Living Translation
Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly."

English Standard Version
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

New American Standard Bible
"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment."

International Standard Version
Stop judging by appearances, but judge with righteous judgment!"

NET Bible
Do not judge according to external appearance, but judge with proper judgment."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Do not judge with partiality, but judge just judgment.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stop judging by outward appearance! Instead, judge correctly."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

American King James Version
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

American Standard Version
Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge just judgment.

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

English Revised Version
Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

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

Weymouth New Testament
Do not form superficial judgements, but form the judgements that are just."

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

Young's Literal Translation
judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:14-24 Every faithful minister may humbly adopt Christ's words. His doctrine is not his own finding out, but is from God's word, through the teaching of his Spirit. And amidst the disputes which disturb the world, if any man, of any nation, seeks to do the will of God, he shall know whether the doctrine is of God, or whether men speak of themselves. Only those who hate the truth shall be given up to errors which will be fatal. Surely it was as agreeable to the design of the sabbath to restore health to the afflicted, as to administer an outward rite. Jesus told them to decide on his conduct according to the spiritual import of the Divine law. We must not judge concerning any by their outward appearance, but by their worth, and by the gifts and graces of God's Spirit in them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Judge not according to appearance ? the superficial aspect of things, the merely formal side, the unexplained letter of the Law. Οψις id quod sub visum cadit res in conspicuo posita. According to that, the healing and the bed carrying consequent upon it would be a positive infraction of a certain enactment. But judge righteous judgment. Consider the case, and see that I have done, in this act of healing, less than you are doing yourselves, notwithstanding all your punctilio, and with a higher justification. The aorist κρίνατε involves probably "the one true and complete decision which the case admits" (Westcott).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Judge not according to the appearance,.... Or through respect of persons, and so as to please men, the Scribes and Pharisees; who had condemned the action of Christ, in curing the diseased man on the sabbath day, and sought to kill him for it:

but judge righteous judgment; give your sense and judgment of things, according to the truth and evidence of them; and do not find fault with that, which you yourselves allow of, and which Moses and his law, and your own practices, justify.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. Judge not, &c.—that is, Rise above the letter into the spirit of the law.

John 7:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
23"If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? 24"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
Cross References
Leviticus 19:15
"'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 1:16
And I charged your judges at that time, "Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you.

Isaiah 11:3
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;

Zechariah 7:9
"This is what the LORD Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.

John 7:25
At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?

John 8:15
You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.

2 Corinthians 10:7
You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do.

James 2:4
have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
Treasury of Scripture

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

John 8:15 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Deuteronomy 1:16,17 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between …

Deuteronomy 16:18,19 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the …

Psalm 58:1,2 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, …

Psalm 82:2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 94:20,21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even …

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect …

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness …

Isaiah 11:3,4 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: …

James 2:1,4,9 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord …

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