We are to Judge – Understanding Judgment in the Realm
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
1 Corinthians 2:15
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
King James Version (KJV)
2 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
(Paul would not have recommended this class of people to decide their causes, but would have recommended the selection of the most wise and virtuous among them. This is proved by 1 Corinthians 6:5, where, in directing them to settle their matters among themselves, he asks whether there is not a “wise man” among them, clearly proving that he wished their difficulties adjusted, not by the most obscure and the least respected members of the church, but by the most wise and intelligent members. Bible Hub Barnes Commentary.)
G2919 Acts 13:
to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong
to be judged, i.e. summoned to trial that one’s case may be examined and judgment passed upon it
to pronounce judgment, to subject to censure
of those who act the part of judges or arbiters in matters of common life, or pass judgment on the deeds and words of others
…was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.
…Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right…
…he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse…
…brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
…the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware…
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
…Who made thee a prince and a judge over us…
…Lord look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our…
…morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people…
…come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and…
And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be,…
…the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the…
…causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and…
…thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
…the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those…
…the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou…
…judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify…The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me…
1 Sam 24:15
The Lord therefore be judge, and judge between me and…
2 Sam 15:4
…Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every…
And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he…
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of…
…Psalm of David. Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine…
Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness;…
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an…
…and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
…shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
…me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
…do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of…
…for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern…
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his…
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and…
…God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
…long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked…
Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to…
…it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
…cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge…
…Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall…
He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with…
For the Lord will judge his people, and he will…
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and…
…in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked:…
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to…
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them…
…I will judge thee in the place where…
Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city…
…before them, and they shall judge thee according to their judgments.
…unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah…
…the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of…
…adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee…
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what…
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not,…
…unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you…
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right…
…him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the…
…was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither…
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
…thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou…
…nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just;…
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what…
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
…yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone,…
…have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me…
…hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to…
…that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
…them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law….
…God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
…be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that…
…Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us…
…Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be…
…to be the Judge of quick and dead.
…put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life,…
…in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by…
…to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.
…wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and..
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ…
…if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter…
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world…
…not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God…
…why dost thou judge thy brother…
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this…
1 Cor 4:3
…judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
1 Cor 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who…
1 Cor 5:12
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without…
1 Cor 6:2
…ye not know that the saints shall judge the world…
1 Cor 6:3
Know ye not that we shall judge angels…
1 Cor 6:4
…this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in…
1 Cor 6:5
…not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren…
1 Cor 10:15
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
1 Cor 11:13
Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray…
1 Cor 11:31
…if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1 Cor 14:29
…prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
2 Cor 5:14
…constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for…
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or…
…Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead…
2 Tim 4:8
…which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that…
…the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
…to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men…
…the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
…but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the…
…ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
1 Pet 4:5
…account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
…and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on…
…and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” –Proverbs 31:9