Sign in to follow this  

Judge Righteous Judgement

Recommended Posts

I'd like to discuss the following related scriptures.


Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

 -- John 7:24


1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

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

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

 -- Matt 7: 1-5

Then Joseph Smith joined these.


2 Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged; but judge righteous judgment.

 -- JST, Matt 7:2

Matt 7 first simply says "don't judge".  But it goes on to explain: "Don't judge with hypocrisy." 

But John 7 advises against hasty judgments.  Don't judge by superficial information alone.  Seek not to judge without having walked a mile in someone else's shoes kinda thing.

JST connects them and we get a bigger picture.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this