New International Version
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."
King James Bible
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.
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.'
John 7:24 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Judge not according to the appearance - Attend to the law, not merely in the letter, but in its spirit and design. Learn that the law which commands men to rest on the Sabbath day is subordinate to the law of mercy and love, which requires them to be ever active to promote God's glory in the comfort and salvation of their fellow creatures; and endeavor to judge of the merit or demerit of an action, not from the first impression it may make upon your prejudices but from its tendency, and the motives of the person, as far as it is possible for you to acquaint yourselves with them; still believing the best, where you have no certain proof to the contrary.
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If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; …
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One Saying with Two Meanings
Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
"'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
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.
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;
"This is what the LORD Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?
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.
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