Luke 6:37
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New International Version
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

New Living Translation
"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.

English Standard Version
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

New American Standard Bible
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

King James Bible
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

International Standard Version
"Stop judging, and you'll never be judged. Stop condemning, and you'll never be condemned. Forgive, and you'll be forgiven.

NET Bible
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Stop judging, and you will never be judged. Stop condemning, and you will never be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven;

King James 2000 Bible
Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:

American King James Version
Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:

American Standard Version
And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: release, and ye shall be released:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.

Darby Bible Translation
And judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned. Remit, and it shall be remitted to you.

English Revised Version
And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: release, and ye shall be released:

Webster's Bible Translation
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Weymouth New Testament
"Judge not, and you shall not be judged; condemn not, and you shall not be condemned; pardon, and you shall be pardoned;

World English Bible
Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free.

Young's Literal Translation
'And judge not, and ye may not be judged; condemn not, and ye may not be condemned; release, and ye shall be released.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 37. - Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Jesus would have his followers avoid one great error which was too common in the religious Jewish life of his time - the habit of censoriously judging others. This uncharitable and often untrue censorship of the motives which led to the acts of others, was one of the practices of the day which stunted and marred all true healthy religious life. Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned. That pitiless condemnation which, regardless of circumstances, condemned as sinners beyond the pale of mercy, whole classes of their fellow-country-men, publicans, Samaritans, and the like. This haughty judgment of others in the case of the dominant sects of the Jews resulted in an undue estimate of themselves. His disciples must be very careful how they judged and condemned others; their rule must be, not condemnation, but forgiveness of others.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged,.... See Gill on Matthew 7:1.

Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; censure not men's persons, and judge not their state, or adjudge them to condemnation, for every offence in practice, or because they differ in principle, lest you should be treated in like manner by others; and especially, lest you should fall under the righteous censure, judgment, and condemnation of God:

forgive; offences and trespasses committed against you, bear with, and pass by injuries and affronts:

and ye shall be forgiven; of God; See Gill on Matthew 6:14.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

37, 38. See on [1588]Mt 7:1, 2; but this is much fuller and more graphic.

Luke 6:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
Do Not Judge
37"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure-- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."…
Cross References
Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 7:1
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Luke 6:36
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Luke 23:16
Therefore, I will punish him and then release him."

Acts 3:13
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.

Romans 2:1
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

James 2:13
because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Treasury of Scripture

Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:

Judge.

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier …

Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.

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

Romans 14:3,4,10-16 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him …

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

James 4:11,12 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his …

forgive.

Luke 17:3,4 Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke …

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 6:14,15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will …

Matthew 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from …

Mark 11:25,26 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any…

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, …

Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have …

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