Don't Judge Me, what does this mean to you? Where does the expression come from?

    What does it mean today and where did this expression come from? What was the original meaning amongst religious people or the Bible? What has this expression become???

    +1  Views: 3480 Answers: 7 Posted: 12 years ago

    I'm sorry I didn't notice you wanted Bible info.
    Matthew 7:1-3 NIV says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?


    Luke 6:36-38 NIV says, "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

    There is much more on the subject. But this gives you the gist. Of course this is not talking about using discernment.

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    Judge not lest you be judged.....

    I think the Biblical translation is, for example:

    (If you are a smoker) and you go to someone who is smoking and say,"You know you should really quit that filthy disgusting habit, it's linked to cancer and has many terrible side effects," etc.,etc,

    You become a critical hypocrite, so to speak. But if you don't smoke and you say: Hey Jeff I'm really worried about your health and habit, I used to smoke and I used "smoke quit," it worked great for me, here's their web address.

    That's two completely different ways, but I'm just trying to show the difference in a realistic sort of way. Basically it means don't be a hypocrite. This is only my opinion though.

    What's the whole verse and what does it actually mean?

    Seems like today it is used by everyone who doesn't want your opinion.

    I don't know where it comes from, but it's ridiculous. Not only should we judge, but we should welcome judgement. How can you have justice without judgement. We make evaluations, rulings, verdicts, and decisions hundreds of times a day. Society couldn't function without judging situations and people


    I definitely agree with you there ben in terms of the legal issues, thus the courts are run by "judges". I guess when I hear it, I think of prejudice. I do not welcome people to judge me because they don't know everything about me so who are they to pass judgement. If I ask for advice then that would be a welcomed evaluation but unfortunately people love to get involved and give their opinion when it is unwanted.

    I don't know the origin LR, but I take it to mean "accept me and my differences". I believe the 9th commandment "Thou shall not bear false witness" can be interpreted to mean don't judge me until you know more about me.


    Eloquent way of putting it C, I will look up the verse unless someone else does it first, and paraphrase it to make it easy to understand, actually I am gonna try to hit the hey, really tired, you all have a good night!!!

    I'm sure that there are a lot of synonyms for judging that are all negative; condemning for example. The Bible says that we are not to judge others, only God is judge.
    Discernment is different. As bigben said we need to evaluate. Every decision we make in life requires discernment, although not all have the ability of good discernment.

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