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Theasaurus: Criticism

19 Bible Verses about criticism

Most Relevant Verses

2 Corinthians 8:20

[We made this arrangement] to avoid anyone blaming us for the way we handled this generous gift.

James 4:11

Do not slander one another, brothers, [for] the person who speaks against his brother, or judges him, is [guilty of] speaking against the law [of God]. But when you judge the law, you are not obeying it but acting as its judge.

Romans 14:3

The person who can eat anything should not look down on the person who cannot eat [what was used in idolatrous worship]; and the person who cannot eat [such things] should not pass judgment on the person who can. For God accepts that person, too.

Titus 2:8

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

1 Corinthians 9:3

My defense to those people who [want to] examine my credentials is this:

Romans 14:4

Who [do you think] you are, to pass judgment on someone else's household servant? He stands [approved] or falls [into disapproval] before his own Master [only]. Yes, [surely] he will stand [approved], for the Lord is capable of helping him to stand.

2 Corinthians 8:21

For we take measures to do what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of people.

Galatians 5:15

But if you [unlovingly] bite and eat one another [i.e., figuratively], be careful that you do not totally consume one another.

Matthew 7:5

You hypocrite, take the board out of your own eye first; and then you will be able to see clearly enough to take the speck of sawdust out of your brother's eye.

John 6:61

But Jesus, knowing within Himself that His disciples were complaining about His teaching, said to them, "Does this [teaching] bother you?

John 7:3

Then Jesus' [half-] brothers said to Him, "You should leave here and go to Judea so your disciples [there] can see the [supernatural] deeds you are performing.

Romans 14:10

But why do you [who eat only certain foods] condemn your brother [who feels he can eat anything]? Or, indeed, why do you [i.e., who feels he can eat anything] look down on your brother [i.e., who eats only certain foods]? For all of us will have to stand before the judgment bar of God.

Topics on Criticism

Criticism, against believers

Mark 3:20-21

Soon a crowd assembled again so that they could not even eat a meal [i.e., without people crowding all around them].

Criticism, amongst believers

James 5:9

Do not complain against one another, brothers, so that you will not [have to] be judged [and condemned for it]. Look, the Judge [i.e., Christ] is standing at the door! [See verse 8].