John 7:24
New International Version
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."

New Living Translation
Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.”

English Standard Version
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Berean Study Bible
Stop judging by outward appearances, and start judging justly.”

Berean Literal Bible
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge the righteous judgment."

New American Standard Bible
"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

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

Christian Standard Bible
Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment."

Contemporary English Version
Don't judge by appearances. Judge by what is right.

Good News Translation
Stop judging by external standards, and judge by true standards."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment."

International Standard Version
Stop judging by appearances, but judge with righteous judgment!"

NET Bible
Do not judge according to external appearance, but judge with proper judgment."

New Heart English Bible
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Do not judge with partiality, but judge just judgment.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stop judging by outward appearance! Instead, judge correctly."

New American Standard 1977
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

American King James Version
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

American Standard Version
Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge just judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

English Revised Version
Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not form superficial judgements, but form the judgements that are just."

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.'
Study Bible
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
23If a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses will not be broken, why are you angry with Me for making the whole man well on the Sabbath? 24Stop judging by outward appearances, and start judging justly.” 25Then some of the people of Jerusalem began to say, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill?…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:15
"You must not pervert justice; you must not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the rich; you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 1:16
At that time I charged your judges: "Hear the disputes between your brothers, and judge fairly between a man and his brother or a foreign resident.

Isaiah 11:3
And He will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what His eyes see, and He will not decide by what His ears hear,

Zechariah 7:9
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.

John 7:25
Then some of the people of Jerusalem began to say, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?

John 8:15
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

2 Corinthians 10:7
You are looking at outward appearances. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should remind himself that we belong to Christ just as much as he does.

James 2:4
have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Treasury of Scripture

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

John 8:15
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Deuteronomy 1:16,17
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him…

Deuteronomy 16:18,19
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment…







Lexicon
Stop
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.

judging
κρίνετε (krinete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

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

outward appearances,
ὄψιν (opsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3799: From optanomai; properly, sight, i.e. the visage, an external show.

[and start]
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

judging
κρίνετε (krinete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

justly.”
δικαίαν (dikaian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.
(24) Judge not according to the appearance.--He has put the case before them in its true light, I and from their own point of view. There was another Positive Precept of Moses which these judges were forgetting, though it, too, formed part of the first section of the Law read at Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 1:16-17). (Comp. Note on John 7:19.) Let them who profess to judge Him by the Law obey it, and form a just and honest opinion, and not be biased by the appearance of a mere technicality. Even if His work did fall under the condemnation of what they held to be the letter of the Mosaic law (comp. Note on John 5:10), they knew perfectly well--and their own practice as to circumcision proved this--that it did so in appearance only.

Verse 24. - Judge not according to appearance ? the superficial aspect of things, the merely formal side, the unexplained letter of the Law. Οψις id quod sub visum cadit res in conspicuo posita. According to that, the healing and the bed carrying consequent upon it would be a positive infraction of a certain enactment. But judge righteous judgment. Consider the case, and see that I have done, in this act of healing, less than you are doing yourselves, notwithstanding all your punctilio, and with a higher justification. The aorist κρίνατε involves probably "the one true and complete decision which the case admits" (Westcott). 7:14-24 Every faithful minister may humbly adopt Christ's words. His doctrine is not his own finding out, but is from God's word, through the teaching of his Spirit. And amidst the disputes which disturb the world, if any man, of any nation, seeks to do the will of God, he shall know whether the doctrine is of God, or whether men speak of themselves. Only those who hate the truth shall be given up to errors which will be fatal. Surely it was as agreeable to the design of the sabbath to restore health to the afflicted, as to administer an outward rite. Jesus told them to decide on his conduct according to the spiritual import of the Divine law. We must not judge concerning any by their outward appearance, but by their worth, and by the gifts and graces of God's Spirit in them.
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