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James 5:9

Brothers, do not complain against one another, in order that you may not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors!

Matthew 7:1-5

"Do not judge, so that you will not be judged. For by what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and by what measure you measure out, it will be measured out to you. And why do you see the speck [that is] in your brother's eye, but do not notice the beam of wood in your [own] eye?read more.
Or how will you say to your brother, 'Allow [me] to remove the speck from your eye,' and behold, the beam of wood [is] in your [own] eye? Hypocrite! First remove the beam of wood from your [own] eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye!

Luke 6:37-42

"And do not judge, and you will never be judged. And do not condemn, and you will never be condemned. Pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you, a good measure--pressed down, shaken, overflowing--they will pour out into your lap. For with the measure by which you measure out, it will be measured out to you in return." And he also told them a parable: "Surely a blind person cannot lead the blind, [can he]? Will they not both fall into a pit?read more.
A disciple is not superior to [his] teacher, but everyone, [when he] is fully trained, will be like his teacher. And why do you see the speck [that is] in your brother's eye, but do not notice the beam of wood [that is] in your own eye? How are you able to say to your brother, "Brother, allow [me] to remove the speck [that is] in your eye," [while] you yourself do not see the beam of wood in your [own] eye? Hypocrite! First remove the beam of wood from your [own] eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck [that is] in your brother's eye!

Romans 14:1-4

Now receive the one who is weak in faith, [but] not for quarrels about opinions. One believes [he may] eat all [things], but the one who is weak eats [only] vegetables. The one who eats must not despise the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat must not judge the one who eats, because God has accepted him.read more.
Who are you, who passes judgment on the domestic slave belonging to someone else? To his own master he stands or falls, and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another, watch out [that] you are not consumed by one another.

Philippians 2:14-16

Do all [things] without grumbling and disputing, in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world, holding fast to the word of life, for a source of pride to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

James 4:11-12

Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. The one who speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge [of the law]. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

1 Corinthians 4:2-5

In this case, moreover, it is sought in stewards that one be found faithful. But to me it is a very little matter that I be judged by you or by a human court, but I do not [even] judge myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, but not by this am I vindicated. But the one who judges me is the Lord.read more.
Therefore do not judge anything before the time, until the Lord should come, who will both enlighten the hidden things of darkness and will reveal the counsels of hearts, and then praise will come to each one from God.

Colossians 2:16-18

Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating or drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath, which are a shadow of what is to come, but the reality [is] Christ. Let no one condemn you, taking pleasure in humility and the worship of angels, going into detail [about] [the things] which he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

Daniel 6:4

Then the [other] administrators and satraps {began to seek} to find pretext against Daniel {in connection with the kingdom}, but they were not able to find any pretext and {corruption} {because} he was trustworthy, and no negligence or {corruption} {could be found in him}.

2 Corinthians 8:20-21

[We are] trying to avoid this, lest anyone should find fault with us in this abundant gift that is being administered by us. For we are taking into consideration what is honorable not only before the Lord, but also before people.

Titus 2:7-8

concerning everything showing yourself [to be] an example of good deeds, in your teaching [demonstrating] soundness, dignity, sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

Psalm 141:5

Let a righteous one strike me in kindness, and let him chasten me. [It is] oil for [my] head; let not my head refuse. For still my prayer [is] against their evil deeds.

Proverbs 10:17

[On] the path to life is he who guards instruction, but he who rejects rebuke goes astray.

Proverbs 28:23

He who rebukes a person will afterward find [more] favor than he who flatters [with the] tongue.

Deuteronomy 1:26-27

But you were not willing to go up, and you rebelled against the {command} of Yahweh your God. And you grumbled in your tents, and you said, 'Because of the hatred of Yahweh [toward] us he has brought us out from the land of Egypt to give us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.

Jeremiah 20:7-9

You have persuaded me, Yahweh, and I was persuaded. You have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day [long]. {Everyone} [is] mocking me. For {as often as} I speak, I must cry out violence and destruction. I must shout, for the word of Yahweh has become for me a disgrace and derision all day [long]. But [if] I say, "I will not mention him and I will no longer speak in his name," then it becomes in my heart like a fire burning, locked up in my bones, and I struggle to contain [it], and I am not able.

Jonah 4:1-4

And this {was greatly displeasing} to Jonah, and {he became furious}. And he prayed to Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, [was] this not {what I said} while I was in my homeland? Therefore {I originally fled} to Tarshish, because I knew that you [are] a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger {and having great steadfast love}, and one who relents concerning calamity. And so then, Yahweh, please take my life from me, because [for] me death [is] better than life!"read more.
And Yahweh said, "{Is it right for you to be angry}?"

Habakkuk 1:1-4

The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. O Yahweh, how long shall I cry for help and you will not listen? [How long] will I cry out to you, "Violence!" and you will not save? Why do you cause me to see evil [while] you look at trouble? Destruction and violence happen before me; contention and strife arise.read more.
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice does not go forth perpetually. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Malachi 3:13-15

"Your words have been harsh against me," says Yahweh. "But you say, 'How have we spoken together against you?' You have said, '[It is] useless to serve God! What [is the] gain if we keep his requirements, and if we walk as mourners {before} Yahweh of hosts? And now we [are] calling [the] arrogant blessed! Not only do those who do wickedness prosper; they also test God and they escape!'"

Romans 9:19-21

Therefore you will say to me, "Why then does he still find fault? For who has resisted his will? On the contrary, O man, who are you who answers back to God? Will what is molded say to the one who molded [it], "Why did you make me like this"? Or does the potter not have authority over the clay, to make from the same lump a vessel that [is] for {honorable use} and [one] that [is] for {ordinary use}?

Isaiah 29:16

Your perversity! As if {a potter} shall be regarded as [the] clay! That [the] product of its maker [says], "He did not make me," and [the] thing made into shape says of its {potter}, "He has no understanding."

Isaiah 45:9

Woe [to the] one who strives with his {maker}, a potsherd among potsherds of earth! Does [the] clay say to the one who fashions it, 'What are you making?' and 'Your work has no hands'?

Isaiah 40:27

{Why} do you say, Jacob, and you speak, Israel, "My way is hidden from Yahweh, and my judgment is passed over by my God?"

Psalm 10:1

Why, O Yahweh, do you stand far off? [Why] do you hide during times of distress?

Psalm 13:1-2

How long, O Yahweh? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul, [and] sorrow in my heart [all the] day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Psalm 22:1-2

My God, my God why have you forsaken me? [Why are you] far from helping me, [far from] the words of my groaning? O my God, I call by day and you do not answer, and [by] night but I have no rest.

Psalm 42:9-10

I say to God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk about mourning because of [the] oppression of [the] enemy?" [As] with a shattering in my bones my oppressors taunt me, while they say to me {all day}, "Where [is] your God?"

Psalm 44:23-24

Wake up! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Awake! Do not reject forever. Why do you hide your face? [Have] you forgotten our misery and our oppression?

Psalm 74:10-11

How long, O God, will [the] adversary taunt? Will [the] enemy treat your name with contempt forever? Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? [Take it] from your bosom; destroy [them]!

Psalm 80:4-6

O Yahweh God [of] hosts, {how long will you be angry} against the prayer of your people? You have fed them [the] bread of tears; you have given them tears to drink in full measure. You have made us [an object of] strife to our neighbors, and our enemies mock among themselves.

Psalm 108:11-12

Have you not rejected us, O God, and not gone out with our armies, O God? Give us help against [the] enemy, for the help of humankind [is] futile.

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