37 Bible Verses about criticism

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Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better for a person to receive a rebuke from those who are wise than to listen to the song of fools.

2 Corinthians 8:20

We did this as a precaution so that no one should blame us in regard to this generous gift we are administering.

James 4:11

Do not speak against one another, brothers and sisters. He who speaks against a fellow believer or judges a fellow believer speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but its judge.

Proverbs 30:10

Do not slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you are found guilty.

Proverbs 15:31

The person who hears the reproof that leads to life is at home among the wise.

Romans 14:3

The one who eats everything must not despise the one who does not, and the one who abstains must not judge the one who eats everything, for God has accepted him.

Titus 2:8

and a sound message that cannot be criticized, so that any opponent will be at a loss, because he has nothing evil to say about us.

Proverbs 28:23

The one who reproves another will in the end find more favor than the one who flatters with the tongue.

1 Corinthians 9:3

This is my defense to those who examine me.

Job 40:2

"Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let the person who accuses God give him an answer!"

Numbers 12:1

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married (for he had married an Ethiopian woman).

Romans 14:4

Who are you to pass judgment on another's servant? Before 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 son, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer anyone who taunts me.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse a king even in your thoughts, and do not curse the rich while in your bedroom; for a bird might report what you are thinking, or some winged creature might repeat your words.

2 Corinthians 8:21

For we are concerned about what is right not only before the Lord but also before men.

Isaiah 29:24

Those who stray morally will gain understanding; those who complain will acquire insight.

Galatians 5:15

However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.

Matthew 7:5

You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

John 6:61

When Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining about this, he said to them, "Does this cause you to be offended?

John 7:3

So Jesus' brothers advised him, "Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing.

Proverbs 9:8

Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.

Job 16:4

I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could pile up words against you and I could shake my head at you.

Romans 14:10

But you who eat vegetables only -- why do you judge your brother or sister? And you who eat everything -- why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

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Genesis 31:25-30

Laban overtook Jacob, and when Jacob pitched his tent in the hill country of Gilead, Laban and his relatives set up camp there too.

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