New Living Translation
"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.
King James Bible
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Darby Bible Translation
Judge not, that ye may not be judged;
World English Bible
"Don't judge, so that you won't be judged.
Young's Literal Translation
'Judge not, that ye may not be judged,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:1 Judge not - any man without full, clear, certain knowledge, without absolute necessity, without tender love. Luke 6:37.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
"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.
"And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own?
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, "All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!"
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.
So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.
1 Corinthians 4:5
So don't make judgments about anyone ahead of time--before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.
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