Luke 6:37

Judging Others

37 "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; 1forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Luke 6:37 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:37

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged
(See Gill on Matthew 7:1).

Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned;
censure not men's persons, and judge not their state, or adjudge them to condemnation, for every offence in practice, or because they differ in principle, lest you should be treated in like manner by others; and especially, lest you should fall under the righteous censure, judgment, and condemnation of God:

forgive;
offences and trespasses committed against you, bear with, and pass by injuries and affronts:

and ye shall be forgiven;
of God; (See Gill on Matthew 6:14).

Luke 6:37 In-Context

35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
37 "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you."
39 He also told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Matthew 6:14; Matthew 18:23-35]