New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?"
King James Bible
And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
Darby Bible Translation
But he said to him, Man, who established me as a judge or a divider over you?
World English Bible
But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he said to him, 'Man, who set me a judge or a divider over you?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:14 Who made me a judge? - In worldly things. His kingdom is not of this world.
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'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Then someone called from the crowd, "Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father's estate with me."
You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.
Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God's judgment when you do the same things?
No, don't say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, "Why have you made me like this?"
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