37 Bible Verses about criticism
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Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline,
But he who regards reproof will be honored.
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man
Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold
Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
But he who hates reproof is stupid.
taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;
Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.
Do not slander a slave to his master,
Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof
Will dwell among the wise.
And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
My defense to those who examine me is this:
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
“Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
Let him who reproves God answer it.”
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman);
Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.
Better is open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.
“Those who err in mind will know the truth,
And those who criticize will accept instruction.
But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?
Therefore His brothers said to Him, “Leave here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you,
Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
With him I speak mouth to mouth,
Even openly, and not in dark sayings,
And he beholds the form of the Lord.
Why then were you not afraid
To speak against My servant, against Moses?”
But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
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