judge not, that ye be not judged

judge not, that ye be not judged

1. Proverb If you judge or condemn someone else, you stand to be judged or condemned according to the same standard. Therefore, do not judge unsympathetically or hypocritically. The phrase was said by Jesus in the Bible (Matthew 7:1). A: "Well, I just think homeless people should stop being so lazy and go get a job already." B: "Wow, I'll remember that if you ever lose your job and struggle to find a new one. Judge not, that ye be not judged."
2. Proverb It is not your place to judge or condemn other people, because others are sure to find things for which to judge or condemn you. This more common interpretation of the phrase ignores the line in the Bible that follows: "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." (Matthew 7:2) A: "You know, you really should lay off the sweets." B: "Hey, judge not, that ye be not judged!"
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When read as a biblical reference, this alludes to Matthew, chapter 7, whose opening verse is 'Judge not, that ye be not judged' (in Crompton 96).
Still, Isabella's pointed echoing of Matthew 7:2 - "judge not, that ye be not judged" - raises a series of vexed questions that the play continues to explore even as it can produce no satisfactory answers: under the Christian dispensation, how can human society deal with the fact of moral depravity?
Quoting directly from Matthew Ch 7 vs 1-5 - the Sermon on the Mount - he said: "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged."
In Matthew 7:1-2, Christ says, "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you again."
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