James 5:9
New International Version
Don't grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

New Living Translation
Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look—the Judge is standing at the door!

English Standard Version
Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

Berean Study Bible
Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, the Judge is standing at the door!

Berean Literal Bible
Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing before the doors.

New American Standard Bible
Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

King James Bible
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Christian Standard Bible
Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

Contemporary English Version
Don't grumble about each other or you will be judged, and the judge is right outside the door.

Good News Translation
Do not complain against one another, my friends, so that God will not judge you. The Judge is near, ready to appear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

International Standard Version
Do not complain about each other, brothers, or you will be condemned. Look! The Judge is standing at the door!

NET Bible
Do not grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be judged. See, the judge stands before the gates!

New Heart English Bible
Do not grumble, brothers, against one another, so that you won't be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not complain one against the other, my brethren, lest you be judged, for behold, The Judge is standing before the gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, stop complaining about each other, or you will be condemned. Realize that the judge is standing at the door.

New American Standard 1977
Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Complain not one against another, brethren, that ye not be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

King James 2000 Bible
Murmur not one against another, brethren, lest you be judged: behold, the judge stands before the door.

American King James Version
Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

American Standard Version
Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Grudge not, brethren, one against another, that you may not be judged. Behold the judge standeth before the door.

Darby Bible Translation
Complain not one against another, brethren, that ye be not judged. Behold, the judge stands before the door.

English Revised Version
Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors.

Webster's Bible Translation
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not cry out in condemnation of one another, brethren, lest you come under judgement. I tell you that the Judge is standing at the door.

World English Bible
Don't grumble, brothers, against one another, so that you won't be judged. Behold, the judge stands at the door.

Young's Literal Translation
murmur not against one another, brethren, that ye may not be condemned; lo, the Judge before the door hath stood.
Study Bible
Patience in Suffering
8You too, be patient and strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, the Judge is standing at the door! 10Brothers, as an example of patience in affliction, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 7:12
The time has come; the day has arrived. Let the buyer not rejoice and the seller not mourn, for wrath is upon all their multitudes.

Matthew 24:33
So also, when you see all these things, you will know that He is near, right at the door.

Mark 13:29
So also, when you see these things taking place, know that He is near, right at the door.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.

James 4:12
There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

James 5:7
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the soil--how patient he is for the fall and spring rains.

James 5:10
Brothers, as an example of patience in affliction, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

1 Peter 4:5
But they will have to give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.

Treasury of Scripture

Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

Grudge not.

James 4:11
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Leviticus 19:18
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Psalm 59:15
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

lest.

Matthew 6:14,15
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: …

Matthew 7:1,2
Judge not, that ye be not judged…

the Judge.

Genesis 4:7
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Matthew 24:33
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.







Lexicon
{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

complain
στενάζετε (stenazete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4727: To groan, expressing grief, anger, or desire. From stenos; to make in straits, i.e. to sigh, murmur, pray inaudibly.

about
κατ’ (kat’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

one another,
ἀλλήλων (allēlōn)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you will not be judged.
κριθῆτε (krithēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

Look,
ἰδοὺ (idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Judge
κριτὴς (kritēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2923: A judge, magistrate, ruler. From krino; a judge.

is standing
ἕστηκεν (hestēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

at
πρὸ (pro)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4253: A primary preposition; 'fore', i.e. In front of, prior to.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

door!
θυρῶν (thyrōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2374: (a) a door, (b) met: an opportunity. Apparently a primary word; a portal or entrance.
(9) Grudge not.--Say in preference, Murmur not. "Grudge" has curiously changed its meaning from an outward murmur to an inward feeling. It has unfortunately been retained both here and in 1Peter 4:9. See also Psalm 59:15, specially the Prayer Book version, "They will . . . grudge if they be not satisfied"--i.e., complain and murmur.

Lest ye . . .--It is not "lest ye be condemned," but lest ye be judged, repeating the exact words of the original in Matthew 7:1.

Behold, the judge standeth before the door.--Compare this scene with that depicted in Revelation 3:20. In the one Christ lingers mercifully outside the door that "loves its hinge"; fain would He enter and abide. In the other He sounds a note of alarm; men are "waked in the night, not girding their loins for a journey, but in vague wonder at uncertain noise, who may turn again to their slumber," or in wistful listening wait in vain for the voice of mercy which shall plead with them no more for ever (Ruskin).

One of the mocking questions put to St. James by his enemies, as they hurried him to death, was, "Which is the door of Jesus?" And failing to receive an answer to their mind, they said, "Let us stone this James the Just!" which they did, after they had cast him over the Temple wall.

Verse 9. - Grudge not, brethren; better, with R.V., murmur not - a meaning which "grudge" had in the seventeenth century; cf. Psalm 59:15 (Prayer-book version), "They will run here and there for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied." What is the connection of this verse with the preceding? "Murmuring" implies sitting in judgment upon others, which has been expressly forbidden by the Lord himself. It is also the opposite to that μακροθυμία to which St. James has been exhorting his readers. Lest ye be condemned; rather, that ye be not judged. Ἵνα μὴ κριθῆτε, as in Matthew 7:1. Κατακριθῆτε of the Received Text has absolutely no authority, nor has the omission of the article before κριτής in the following clause. Behold, the Judge, etc. The nearness of the judgment is expressed by saying that the Judge is actually standing "before the doors (πρὸ τῶν θυρῶν)." So also our Lord, in his great discourse on the judgment, says (Matthew 24:33), "When ye see all these things, know that he is nigh, even at the doors (ἐγγύς ἐστιν ἐπὶ θύραις);" and comp. Revelation 3:20, where he says, "Behold, I stand at the door (ἕστηκα ἐπὶ τὴν θύραν), and knock." 5:7-11 Consider him that waits for a crop of corn; and will not you wait for a crown of glory? If you should be called to wait longer than the husbandman, is not there something more worth waiting for? In every sense the coming of the Lord drew nigh, and all his people's losses, hardships, and sufferings, would be repaid. Men count time long, because they measure it by their own lives; but all time is as nothing to God; it is as a moment. To short-lived creatures a few years seem an age; but Scripture, measuring all things by the existence of God, reckons thousands of years but so many days. God brought about things in Job's case, so as plainly to prove that he is very pitiful and of tender mercy. This did not appear during his troubles, but was seen in the event, and believers now will find a happy end to their trials. Let us serve our God, and bear our trials, as those who believe that the end will crown all. Our eternal happiness is safe if we trust to him: all else is mere vanity, which soon will be done with for ever.
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