Matthew 7:2
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New International Version
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

New Living Translation
For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.

English Standard Version
For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

New American Standard Bible
"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

King James Bible
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

International Standard Version
because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others.

NET Bible
For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For with the judgment that you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure that you measure, it will be measured to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Otherwise, you will be judged by the same standard you use to judge others. The standards you use for others will be applied to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For with the judgment with which ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with the measure with which ye measure, ye shall be measured again.

King James 2000 Bible
For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you again.

American King James Version
For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

American Standard Version
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Darby Bible Translation
for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.

English Revised Version
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and the measure which ye give, shall be measured to you again.

Weymouth New Testament
for your own judgement will be dealt--and your own measure meted--to yourselves.

World English Bible
For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.

Young's Literal Translation
for in what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-6 We must judge ourselves, and judge of our own acts, but not make our word a law to everybody. We must not judge rashly, nor pass judgment upon our brother without any ground. We must not make the worst of people. Here is a just reproof to those who quarrel with their brethren for small faults, while they allow themselves in greater ones. Some sins are as motes, while others are as beams; some as a gnat, others as a camel. Not that there is any sin little; if it be a mote, or splinter, it is in the eye; if a gnat, it is in the throat; both are painful and dangerous, and we cannot be easy or well till they are got out. That which charity teaches us to call but a splinter in our brother's eye, true repentance and godly sorrow will teach us to call a beam in our own. It is as strange that a man can be in a sinful, miserable condition, and not be aware of it, as that a man should have a beam in his eye, and not consider it; but the god of this world blinds their minds. Here is a good rule for reprovers; first reform thyself.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Parallels to the second clause in Luke 6:38 and Mark 4:24, For. Explanatory of" that ye be not judged." The principle of your own judgment will be applied in turn to yourselves. With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. The judgment (κρίμα) is the verdict; the measure is the severity or otherwise of the verdict. In both clauses (cf. ver. 1, note) the passives refer to judgment by God, as is even more clear in Mark 4:24. The saying, "with what measure," etc., is found in Mishua, 'Sotah,' 1:7 ("With the measure with which a man measures do they measure to him"), where it is applied to the jus talionis in the case of a woman suspected of adultery (Numbers 5:11-31). Again. Omitted by the Revised Version, with the manuscripts. It was naturally inserted by the copyists, either as an unconscious deduction or from the parallel passage in Luke; but it is absent in the characteristically Jewish form of the saying found in the Mishna.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged,.... Both by God and men; to which agree those proverbial sentences used by the Jews;

"He that judgeth his neighbour according to the balance of righteousness, or innocence, they judge him according to righteousness.''

(w) And a little after,

"As ye have judged me according to the balance of righteousness, God will judge you according to the balance of righteousness.''

Hence that advice of Joshua ben Perachiah (x), who, by the Jewish writers, is said to be the master of Christ;

"Judge every man according to the balance of righteousness.''

Which their commentators explain thus (y); when you see a man as it were in "equilibrio", inclining to neither part, it is not clear from what he does, that he is either good or evil, righteous or unrighteous; yet when you see him do a thing which may be interpreted either to a good or a bad sense, it ought always to be interpreted to the best.

And with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again. This was an usual proverb among the Jews; it is sometimes delivered out thus, , "measure against measure" (z); but oftener thus, and nearer the form of it here, , "with what measure a man measures, they measure to him": one might fill up almost a page, in referring to places, where it is used in this form: besides those in the (a) margin, take the following, and the rather, because it gives instances of this retaliation (b):

""With what measure a man measures, they measure to him"; so the woman suspected of adultery, she adorned herself to commit sin, and God dishonoured her; she exposed herself to iniquity, God therefore stripped her naked; the same part of her body in which her sin begun, her punishment did. Samson walked after his eyes, and therefore the Philistines plucked out his eyes. Absalom was lifted up in his mind, with his hair, and therefore he was hanged by it; and because he lay with his father's ten concubines, they therefore pierced him with ten lances; and because he stole away three hearts, the heart of his father, the heart of the sanhedrim, and the heart of Israel, therefore he was thrust with three darts: and so it is with respect to good things; Miriam waited for Moses one hour, therefore the Israelites waited for her seven days in the wilderness; Joseph, who was greater than his brethren, buried his father; and Moses, who was the greatest among the Israelites took care of the bones of Joseph, and God himself buried Moses.''

(w) T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 127. 2.((x) Pirke Abot, c. 1. sect. 6. (y) Maimon. & Bartenora in ib. (z) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 9. fol. 7. 4. (a) T. Bab. Megilla, fol. 12. 2. Sota, fol. 8. 2. Sanhedrim, fol. 100. 1. Zohar in Gen. fol. 87. 4. & in Lev. fol. 36. 1. & 39. 3. & in Num. fol. 67. 3. Bemidbar Rabba, fol. 194. 1. Misn. Beracot, c. 9. sect. 5. (b) Misn. Sota, c. 1. sect. 7, 8, 9. Vid. Tzeror Hammor, fol. 99. 1, 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. For with what judgments ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete—whatever standard of judgment ye apply to others.

it shall be measured to you again—This proverbial maxim is used by our Lord in other connections—as in Mr 4:24, and with a slightly different application in Lu 6:38—as a great principle in the divine administration. Unkind judgment of others will be judicially returned upon ourselves, in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ. But, as in many other cases under the divine administration, such harsh judgment gets self-punished even here. For people shrink from contact with those who systematically deal out harsh judgment upon others—naturally concluding that they themselves may be the next victims—and feel impelled in self-defense, when exposed to it, to roll back upon the assailant his own censures.

Matthew 7:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Do Not Judge
1"Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:33
But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women." And Samuel put Agag to death before the LORD at Gilgal.

Psalm 109:17
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.

Isaiah 33:1
Woe to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed! Woe to you, betrayer, you who have not been betrayed! When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed; when you stop betraying, you will be betrayed.

Jeremiah 34:17
"Therefore this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom to your own people. So I now proclaim 'freedom' for you, declares the LORD--'freedom' to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Mark 4:24
"Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Treasury of Scripture

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