Updated: Oct 21, 2020
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Do Not Pass Judgement! Unless you want others to call you out on the things you are doing when you think others are not watching...Judgment Has Not Come Upon this Earth Via the Saints. You may walk with Abba Yah, but are you holding that Holier than Thou Attitude? If so, then you are not walking 100 with Abba Yah. We Are Not To Judge Others. What we are to do is simply say: this person is a great influence/bad influence/, this person is someone I do/don't want around... and move forward. It's your right to keep people in your life. But when you see someone walking down the street and make a quick statement based upon the 5 seconds you saw them... That Is Judgement.
Judging is Not accepting Abuse, or Horrible people and taking the abuse or horribleness. Everyone Deserves to be loved and Treated Equally. Judging is when you base your opinion about someone and your life Isn't in order, or you say things out of spite and hatefulness. (Yes Even if you say it in your Head)
Here are some examples of Judgments and Observations
“He has long hair.” – observation
“His hair is too long.” or “His hair needs to be cut.” – judgments
“The table is black.” – observation
“The table is ugly.” – judgement
“She is very skilled.” – observation, if based on truly observing the skills being discussed
“She is better than I am.” judgement, unless there is factual measurement on a criteria that all agree defines “better.
1Judge G2919 not, that ye be not judged G2919
2 For with what judgment G2917 ye judge G2919, ye shall be judged G2919: 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.
Judge Greek 2919- κρίνω krínō, kree'-no; properly, to distinguish, i.e. decide (mentally or judicially); by implication, to try, condemn, punish:—avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.
Strong's Number G2919 matches the Greek κρίνω (krinō), which occurs 131 times in 98 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV Page 1 / 2 (Mat 5:40–Rom 2:27)
When we call into question other peoples actions, We Must Examine our Own. If we are making judgements based on: Someones skin tone, Where they are from or How they look -
You NEED TO STOP.
We need to stop judging people by Any Means because We All Fall Short!!!
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins
***Key Word = Never Sins
Romans 3:23-24 NLT
23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.
a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
Define Belie: verb (used with object), be·lied, be·ly·ing.
to show to be false; contradict:His trembling hands belied his calm voice.
to misrepresent:The newspaper belied the facts.
to act unworthily according to the standards of (a tradition, one's ancestry, one's faith, etc.)
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn G2919the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Now Let us take a look at Judge and what that word means:
1. The Verdict, Custom, Manner, Ordinance, Right
Judge-H4941 מִשְׁפָּט mishpâṭ, mish-pawt'; from H8199; properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style:— adversary, ceremony, charge, ×crime, custom, desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due, fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just(-ice, -ly), (manner of) law(-ful), manner, measure, (due) order, ordinance, right, sentence, usest, × worthy, wrong.
Strong's Number H4941 matches the Hebrew מִשְׁפָּט (mishpat), which occurs 421 times in 406 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV Page 1 / 9 (Gen 18:19–Deu 4:8)
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? H4941
Ye shall do my judgments, H4941 and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner H4941 thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
2. Condemn or Sentence, Avenge, defend, plead, rule
Judge- Strong's Hebrew 8199- שָׁפַט shâphaṭ, shaw-fat'; a primitive root; to judge, i.e. pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively):— avenge, × that condemn, contend, defend, execute (judgment), (be a) judge(-ment), × needs, plead, reason, rule.
Strong's Number H8199 matches the Hebrew שָׁפַט (shaphat), which occurs 203 times in 182 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV Page 1 / 4 (Gen 16:5–1Sa 8:1)
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge H8199 thy neighbour. (We are To Judge when it comes to legal issues and other disputes fairly. Nobody is better than the next and when you are unrighteous in your judgment and passing along wealthy people sentences of community service, but for the same crime someone who is poor gets jail time and fines... that is unfair and unrighteous.
1 Samuel 7:15
And Samuel judged H8199 Israel all the days of his life. Samuel ruled over Israel as king.
Judge- Strong's H8196- שְׁפוֹט shᵉphôwṭ, shef-ote'; or שְׁפוּט shᵉphûwṭ; from H8199; a judicial sentence, i.e. punishment:—judgment.
Strong's Number H8196 matches the Hebrew שְׁפוֹט (shĕphowt), which occurs 2 times in 2 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
2 Chronicales 20:9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, H8196 or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
3. Judgement, Cause which is judged, tribunal, Plea
Judge- Strong's Hebrew 1779 דִּין dîyn, deen; or (Job 19:29) דּוּן dûwn; from H1777; judgement (the suit, justice, sentence or tribunal); by implication also strife:—cause, judgement, plea, strife.
Strong's Number H1779 matches the Hebrew דִּין (diyn), which occurs 20 times in 17 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause H1779 of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife H1779 and reproach shall cease.
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment. H1779
Judgment H1780- דִּין dîyn, deen; (Aramaic) corresponding to H1779:—judgement.
Strong's Number H1780 matches the Hebrew דִּין (diyn (Aramaic)), which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment H1780 was set, and the books were opened.
4. A Judge
Judge Strong's Greek 2923- κριτής kritḗs, kree-tace'; from G2919; a judge (genitive case or specially):—judge.
Strong's Number G2923 matches the Greek κριτής (kritēs), which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, G2923and the judge G2923 deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
2 Timothy 4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, G2923 shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
7. Discern, Contend, Judge, Separate
Judge Strong's Greek 1252- διακρίνω diakrínō, dee-ak-ree'-no; from G1223 and G2919; to separate thoroughly, i.e. (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from, or (by implication) oppose; figuratively, to discriminate (by implication, decide), or (reflexively) hesitate:—contend, make (to) differ(-ence), discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger, waver.
Strong's Number G1252 matches the Greek διακρίνω (diakrinō), which occurs 24 times in 18 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt G1252 not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending G1252 with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
7. A judge, judger
Judge Strong's Greek 1348 δικαστής dikastḗs, dik-as-tace'; from a derivative of G1349; a judger:—judge.
Strong's Number G1348 matches the Greek δικαστής (dikastēs), which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Luke 12:13-15 ESV
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge G1348 or arbitrator over you?”15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge G1348 over us?
Definition of judge- Merriam Webster (Entry 1 of 2)
Noun : one who makes judgments: such as a : a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court b : one appointed to decide in a contest or competition : umpire c : one who gives an authoritative opinion d : critic e often capitalized : a tribal hero exercising leadership among the Hebrews after the death of Joshua
transitive verb 1 : to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises 2 : to form an estimate or evaluation of trying to judge the amount of time required especially : to form a negative opinion about shouldn't judge him because of his accent 3 : to hold as an opinion : guess, think I judge she knew what she was doing 4 : to sit in judgment on : try judge a case 5 : to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation They judged him guilty. 6 : govern, rule —used of a Hebrew tribal leader
intransitive verb 1 : to form an opinion 2 : to decide as a judge
Definition of Judgemental:
The adjective judgmental describes someone who forms lots of opinions — usually harsh or critical ones — about lots of people. Judgmental types are not open-minded or easygoing. Judgmental has the word judge at its root, which itself is from the Latin word judicem, which also means "to judge." Judgemental (with an extra "e") is considered a legitimate variant spelling of judgmental.
3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground.9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]]
Definition of beli-