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Theasaurus: Criticism

37 Bible Verses about criticism

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Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and disgrace [come to] those who ignore instruction, but the one who accepts rebuke will be honored.

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better to listen to rebuke from a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

2 Corinthians 8:20

We are taking this precaution so no one can find fault with us concerning this large sum administered by us.

Proverbs 30:10

Don't slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.

Proverbs 15:31

An ear that listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise.

Titus 2:8

Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.

1 Corinthians 9:3

My defense to those who examine me is this:

Job 40:2

Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct [Him]? Let him who argues with God give an answer.

Romans 14:4

Who are you to criticize another's household slave? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And stand he will! For the Lord is able to make him stand.

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy, so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.

2 Corinthians 8:21

For we are making provision for what is honorable, not only before the Lord but also before men.

Isaiah 29:24

Those who are confused will gain understanding and those who grumble will accept instruction.

Matthew 7:5

Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

John 6:61

Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were complaining about this, asked them, "Does this offend you?

John 7:3

so His brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go to Judea so Your disciples can see Your works that You are doing.

Proverbs 9:8

Don't rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Job 16:4

If you were in my place I could also talk like you. I could string words together against you and shake my head at you, [but I wouldn't].

Romans 14:10

But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

Topics on Criticism

Criticism, against believers


When Laban overtook Jacob, Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban and his brothers also pitched [their tents] in the hill country of Gilead.

Criticism, amongst believers


Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

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