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37 Bible Verses about Criticism, amongst believers

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James 5:9

murmur not against one another, brethren, that ye may not be condemned; lo, the Judge before the door hath stood.

Matthew 7:1-5

'Judge not, that ye may not be judged, for in what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you. And why dost thou behold the mote that is in thy brother's eye, and the beam that is in thine own eye dost not consider?read more.
or, how wilt thou say to thy brother, Suffer I may cast out the mote from thine eye, and lo, the beam is in thine own eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Luke 6:37-42

'And judge not, and ye may not be judged; condemn not, and ye may not be condemned; release, and ye shall be released. 'Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which ye measure, it shall be measured to you again.' And he spake a simile to them, 'Is blind able to lead blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?read more.
A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one perfected shall be as his teacher. And why dost thou behold the mote that is in thy brother's eye, and the beam that is in thine own eye dost not consider? or how art thou able to say to thy brother, Brother, suffer, I may take out the mote that is in thine eye -- thyself the beam in thine own eye not beholding? Hypocrite, take first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to take out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

Romans 14:1-4

And him who is weak in the faith receive ye -- not to determinations of reasonings; one doth believe that he may eat all things -- and he who is weak doth eat herbs; let not him who is eating despise him who is not eating: and let not him who is not eating judge him who is eating, for God did receive him.read more.
Thou -- who art thou that art judging another's domestic? to his own master he doth stand or fall; and he shall be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

Galatians 5:15

and if one another ye do bite and devour, see -- that ye may not by one another be consumed.

Philippians 2:14-16

All things do without murmurings and reasonings, that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, unblemished in the midst of a generation crooked and perverse, among whom ye do appear as luminaries in the world, the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour;

James 4:11-12

Speak not one against another, brethren; he who is speaking against a brother, and is judging his brother, doth speak against law, and doth judge law, and if law thou dost judge, thou art not a doer of law but a judge; one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; thou -- who art thou that dost judge the other?

1 Corinthians 4:2-5

and as to the rest, it is required in the stewards that one may be found faithful, and to me it is for a very little thing that by you I may be judged, or by man's day, but not even myself do I judge, for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning me is the Lord:read more.
so, then, nothing before the time judge ye, till the Lord may come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of the darkness, and will manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then the praise shall come to each from God.

Colossians 2:16-18

Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths, which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body is of the Christ; let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and satraps have been seeking to find a cause of complaint against Daniel concerning the kingdom, and any cause of complaint and corruption they are not able to find, because that he is faithful, and any error and corruption have not been found in him.

2 Corinthians 8:20-21

avoiding this, lest any one may blame us in this abundance that is ministered by us, providing right things, not only before the Lord, but also before men;

Titus 2:7-8

concerning all things thyself showing a pattern of good works; in the teaching uncorruptedness, gravity, incorruptibility, discourse sound, irreprehensible, that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning you.

Psalm 141:5

The righteous doth beat me in kindness. And doth reprove me, Oil of the head my head disalloweth not, For still my prayer is about their vexations.

Proverbs 10:17

A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.

Proverbs 28:23

Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.

Deuteronomy 1:26-27

'And ye have not been willing to go up, and ye provoke the mouth of Jehovah your God, and murmur in your tents, and say, In Jehovah's hating us He hath brought us out of the land of Egypt, to give us into the hand of the Amorite -- to destroy us;

Jeremiah 20:7-9

Thou hast persuaded me, O Jehovah, and I am persuaded; Thou hast hardened me, and dost prevail, I have been for a laughter all the day, Every one is mocking at me, Because from the time I speak I cry out, 'Violence and destruction,' I cry, For the word of Jehovah hath been to me For reproach and for derision all the day. And I said, 'I do not mention Him, Nor do I speak any more in His name,' And it hath been in my heart As a burning fire shut up in my bones, And I have been weary of containing, And I am not able.

Jonah 4:1-4

And it is grievous unto Jonah -- a great evil -- and he is displeased at it; and he prayeth unto Jehovah, and he saith, 'I pray Thee, O Jehovah, is not this my word while I was in mine own land -- therefore I was beforehand to flee to Tarshish -- that I have known that Thou art a God, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in kindness, and repenting of evil? And now, O Jehovah, take, I pray Thee, my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.'read more.
And Jehovah saith, 'Is doing good displeasing to thee?'

Habakkuk 1:1-4

The burden that Habakkuk the prophet hath seen: Till when, O Jehovah, have I cried, And Thou dost not hear? I cry unto Thee -- 'Violence,' and Thou dost not save. Why dost Thou shew me iniquity, And perversity dost cause to behold? And spoiling and violence are before me, And there is strife, and contention doth lift itself up,read more.
Therefore doth law cease, And judgment doth not go forth for ever, For the wicked is compassing the righteous, Therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.

Malachi 3:13-15

Hard against Me have been your words, Said Jehovah, and ye have said: 'What have we spoken against Thee?' Ye have said, 'A vain thing to serve God! And what gain when we kept His charge? And when we have gone in black, Because of Jehovah of Hosts? And now, we are declaring the proud happy, Yea, built up have been those doing wickedness, Yea they have tempted God, and escape.'

Romans 9:19-21

Thou wilt say, then, to me, 'Why yet doth He find fault? for His counsel who hath resisted?' nay, but, O man, who art thou that art answering again to God? shall the thing formed say to Him who did form it, Why me didst thou make thus? hath not the potter authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make the one vessel to honour, and the one to dishonour?

Isaiah 29:16

Your perversion! as clay is the potter esteemed? That the work saith of its maker, 'He hath not made me?' And the framed thing said of its framer, 'He did not understand?'

Isaiah 45:9

Woe to him who is striving with his Former, (A potsherd with potsherds of the ground!) Doth clay say to its Framer, 'What dost thou?' And thy work, 'He hath no hands?'

Isaiah 40:27

Why sayest thou, O Jacob? and speakest thou, O Israel? 'My way hath been hid from Jehovah, And from my God my judgment passeth over.'

Psalm 10:1

Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity,

Psalm 13:1-2

To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Till when, O Jehovah, Dost Thou forget me? -- for ever? Till when dost Thou hide Thy face from me? Till when do I set counsels in my soul? Sorrow in my heart daily? Till when is mine enemy exalted over me?

Psalm 22:1-2

To the Overseer, on 'The Hind of the Morning.' -- A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation, The words of my roaring? My God, I call by day, and Thou answerest not, And by night, and there is no silence to me.

Psalm 42:9-10

I say to God my rock, 'Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning in the oppression of an enemy? With a sword in my bones Have mine adversaries reproached me, In their saying unto me all the day, 'Where is thy God?'

Psalm 44:23-24

Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever. Why Thy face hidest Thou? Thou forgettest our afflictions and our oppression,

Psalm 74:10-11

Till when, O God, doth an adversary reproach? Doth an enemy despise thy name for ever? Why dost Thou turn back Thy hand, Even Thy right hand? From the midst of Thy bosom remove it.

Psalm 80:4-6

Jehovah, God of Hosts, till when? Thou hast burned against the prayer of Thy people. Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears, And causest them to drink With tears a third time. Thou makest us a strife to our neighbours, And our enemies mock at it.

Psalm 108:11-12

Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off? And Thou goest not out, O God, with our hosts! Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.

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