One in Messiah Congregation

Don't be so ready, quick to judge or condemn thy brother or sister

Matt.7[2] For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged

Rom.2 [11] For there is no respect of persons with God.


Exod.23 [1] Thou shalt not raise a false report:

לֹא תִשָּׂא, שֵׁמַע שָׁוְא

Lev.19 [16] Thou shalt not go up and down as a

talebearer רָכִיל

among thy people:

Prov.11[ 13] A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Prov.18[ 8] The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Prov.20[ 19] He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Prov.26[ 20] Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

[22] The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

רָכִיל rakiyl - raw-keel H7400

From H7402; a scandal monger (as travelling about): - slander, carry tales, talebearer.

BDB Definition: slander, slanderer, tale bearer, informer

Pss.101[ 5] Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour , him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Prov.10[ 18] He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool .

1Tim.3[ 11] Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers , sober, faithful in all things


Lev.19[ 15] Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

[18] Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

[35] Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment , in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

עלה עולה עולה עול עול H5766

evel avel avlah olah olah - From H5765; (moral) evil: - iniquity,

perverseness, unjust (-ly), unrighteousness (-ly), wicked (-ness).

BDB Definition:

1) injustice, unrighteousness, wrong

1a) violent deeds of injustice

1b) injustice (of speech)

1c) injustice (generally)

Matt.7 [1] Judge not, that ye be not judged.
[2] For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3] And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4] Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5] Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Luke.6 [37] Judge not , and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive , and ye shall be forgiven:

John.7 [24] Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Rom.14[ 10] But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

[13] Let us not therefore judge one another any more : but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Jas.1[13 ] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:[ 14] But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust , and enticed.[15 ] Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Deut.1[ 17] Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's:

Deut.16[ 19] Thou shalt not wrest ( pervert ) judgment; thou shalt not respect persons , neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

wrest - to stretch, twist or turn from the proper course, application, use or meaning.

Jas.2[1 ] My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
[2] For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3] And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4] Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
5] Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6] But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
7] Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

James quotes Lev. 9:18
8] If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
9] But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
10] For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11] For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
12] So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13] For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy ; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

Prov.24[ 23] These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.[24 ] He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:[25 ] But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

Prov.28[ 21] To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Acts.10[ 34] Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Rom.2[11] For there is no respect of persons with God.

Eph.6[ 9] And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Col.3[ 25] But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

1Pet.1[ 17] And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Jas.4[11 ] Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law:

but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. [12 ] There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?


Yeshua quotes Lev. 19:18 and Deut. 6:4-5

Mark.12[ 29] And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is , Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:[30] And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment .[31 ] And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself . There is none other commandment greater than these.

Deut.6 [4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:[5] And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Lev.19[ [18] Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Paul quotes Lev. 9:18

Gal.5 [14] For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.



1John.3[15] Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

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