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

New Living Translation
You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone.

English Standard Version
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

Berean Study Bible
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

Berean Literal Bible
You judge according to the flesh; I am judging no one.

New American Standard Bible
"You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.

King James Bible
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You judge by human standards. I judge no one.

International Standard Version
You're judging by human standards, but I'm not judging anyone.

NET Bible
You people judge by outward appearances; I do not judge anyone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You are judging carnally; I am judging no one.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You judge the way humans do. I don't judge anyone.

New American Standard 1977
“You people judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye judge after the flesh, but I judge no one.

King James 2000 Bible
You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

American King James Version
You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

American Standard Version
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You judge according to the flesh: I judge not any man.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.

English Revised Version
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye judge after the flesh, I judge no man.

Weymouth New Testament
You judge according to appearances: I am judging no one.

World English Bible
You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye according to the flesh do judge; I do not judge any one,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:12-16 Christ is the Light of the world. God is light, and Christ is the image of the invisible God. One sun enlightens the whole world; so does one Christ, and there needs no more. What a dark dungeon would the world be without the sun! So would it be without Jesus, by whom light came into the world. Those who follow Christ shall not walk in darkness. They shall not be left without the truths which are necessary to keep them from destroying error, and the directions in the way of duty, necessary to keep them from condemning sin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - You judge - i.e. you condemn me, you repudiate my claim to be the "Living Water" and the "Light of the world" - after the flesh (κατὰ τὴν σάρκα), according to the outward appearance; you look at my mere humanity. Our Lord did not accuse them of the fleshly, blinded, unjust judgments of unregenerate men. The article τὴν, and not the well known formula κατὰ σάρκα, prevents such an interpretation. He rather reasons and pleads with them. He suggests that they might, if they would, look below the surface of his flesh. Tim evangelist, who reports the substance of this discussion, has written. "The Word was made flesh." So if the incarnate Word had always been judged "after the flesh," we should never have seen his glory, nor recognized the nobler part of his Personality. I judge no man. Numerous efforts have been made to find the underlying modification of this assertion. Augustine, Chrysostom, Cyril, and many moderns add, "after the flesh," or "as you do" (the latter is the suggestion of Lucke, which, as Meyer says, comes to the same thing), or "now," pointing on to the actual assumption of his judiciary powers at the consummation of all things, and contrasting his earthly ministry of mercy with the ultimate majesty of his judgment throne (Westcott). Storr, Moulton, Godet. suggest "I by myself" - I alone, independently of the Father, judge no man. Meyer rejects all these attempts to add to the text, and maintains that our Lord is claiming the lofty position of Saviour rather than Judge. He came with that as his primary aim, purpose, intent; to heal, not to wound; to save, not to destroy; to give time for repentance, not to hurry sinners to their doom; to illumine, not to cover with darkness. Yet even Meyer admits a practical exception of great importance to be involved in the next clause, which does not differ from Westcott's interpretation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye judge after the flesh,.... According to their carnal affections and prejudices; taking the Messiah to be a temporal prince, and his kingdom to be of this world, they judged that Jesus could not be he; they looked upon him as a mere man, and seeing him in much outward meanness, in his human nature, they judged of him according to this outward appearance: or "ye" that are "after the flesh judge"; to which sense the Persic version agrees, "for ye are carnal"; and so judged as carnal men, who are very improper persons to judge of spiritual things:

I judge no man; in the same way, after the flesh, or in a carnal manner, nor according to outward appearances, according to the sight of the eyes, or the hearing of the ears: Christ did not take upon him to judge and determine in civil affairs, or in things pertaining to a court of judicature among men; this was not his province; an instance of this there is in the context, in not condemning the woman brought to him; nor did he judge the persons and states of men, or proceed to pass any sentence of condemnation on them; he came not to condemn, but save the world; this was not his business now; otherwise, all judgment is committed to him, and which he will exercise another day.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. Ye judge after the flesh—with no spiritual apprehension.

I judge no man.

John 8:15 Additional Commentaries
Jesus the Light of the World
14Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15"You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone. 16"But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

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

John 12:47
"If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

2 Corinthians 5:16
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
Treasury of Scripture

You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.


John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

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

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

Amos 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for …

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for …

Romans 2:1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: …

1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1 Corinthians 4:3-5 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, …

James 2:4 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

I judge.

John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn …

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but …

John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for …

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were …

Luke 12:14 And he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

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