John 8:15
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.

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

New King James Version
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

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

NASB 1995
“You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.

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

Amplified Bible
You judge according to human standards [just by what you see]. I do not judge anyone.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
You judge in the same way that everyone else does, but I don't judge anyone.

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

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

Good News Translation
You make judgments in a purely human way; I pass judgment on no one.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
You judge according to the flesh; I do not judge anyone,

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

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

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Woman Caught in Adultery
14Jesus replied, “Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I came from or where I am going. 15You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16But even if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone; I am with the Father who sent Me.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees 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 outward appearances, and start judging justly."

John 12:47
As for anyone who hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

2 Corinthians 5:16
So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.


Treasury of Scripture

You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

judge.

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

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Psalm 58:1,2
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? …

I judge.

John 8:11
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

John 3:17
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 12:47
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.









(15) Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.--The pronouns are placed in emphatic contrast. "You on your part . . . I for My part." We must beware of the common mistake of finding the origin of this thought of judgment in John 8:10-11, which as we have seen do not belong to this context. It arises rather from John 8:13. The statement of the Pharisees, "Thou art bearing witness concerning Thyself; Thy witness is not true," was a condemnatory judgment based upon appearances. (Comp. Note on John 7:24.) They allowed these appearances to carry them away from a righteous judgment. They looked at the form of human flesh, and declared His witness false. Had they listened to the words He spoke, and judged according to their spiritual meaning, they would have heard the voice of the Messiah and have seen the Light of the world.

This thought of the Pharisees, in their ignorance judging that which they knew not, suggests by contrast the thought that He. in perfect knowledge judges no one. (Comp. John 3:17.)

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
You
Ὑμεῖς (Hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

judge
κρίνετε (krinete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

flesh;
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

judge
κρίνω (krinō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

no one.
οὐδένα (oudena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.


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