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Theasaurus: Criticism

37 Bible Verses about criticism

Most Relevant Verses

Ecclesiastes 7:5

Better to listen to [the] rebuke of [the] wise than for a man to listen to [the] song of fools.

2 Corinthians 8:20

[We are] trying to avoid this, lest anyone should find fault with us in this abundant gift that is being administered by us.

James 4:11

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].

Proverbs 30:10

Do not slander a servant to his master, or else he will curse you and you will be guilty.

Proverbs 15:31

The ear of him who listens [to] admonitions of life, in the midst of the wise it will lodge.

Titus 2:8

sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

Proverbs 28:23

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

1 Corinthians 9:3

My defense to those who examine me is this:

Job 40:2

"Shall a faultfinder contend with Shaddai? Anyone who argues with God must answer it."

Numbers 12:1

And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he took (because he took a Cushite wife);

Romans 14:4

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.

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse the rich even in your own bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry your voice; a winged messenger may repeat your words.

2 Corinthians 8:21

For we are taking into consideration what is honorable not only before the Lord, but also before people.

Isaiah 29:24

And those who err [in] spirit will {acquire} understanding, and those who grumble will learn instruction.

Galatians 5:15

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

Matthew 7:5

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!

John 6:61

But Jesus, [because he] knew within himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, "Does this cause you to be offended?

John 7:3

So his brothers said to him, "Depart from here and go to Judea, so that your disciples also can see your works that you are doing.

Proverbs 9:8

Do not rebuke a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke the wise and he will love you.

Numbers 12:8

I will speak to him mouth to mouth, [in] clearness, not in riddles; and he will look at the form of Yahweh. Why were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?"

Job 16:4

I myself also could talk as you, if {you were in my place}; I could join against you with words, and I could shake at you with my head.

Romans 14:10

But why do you judge your brother? Or also, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

Topics on Criticism

Criticism, against believers

1;31;25-30

And Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban and his kinsmen pitched [their tents] in the hill country of Gilead.

Criticism, amongst believers

59;5;9

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