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John 7:24

    John 7:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let not your decisions be based on what you see, but on righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    World English Bible

    Don't judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:24

    Judge not according to the appearance - Attend to the law, not merely in the letter, but in its spirit and design. Learn that the law which commands men to rest on the Sabbath day is subordinate to the law of mercy and love, which requires them to be ever active to promote God's glory in the comfort and salvation of their fellow creatures; and endeavor to judge of the merit or demerit of an action, not from the first impression it may make upon your prejudices but from its tendency, and the motives of the person, as far as it is possible for you to acquaint yourselves with them; still believing the best, where you have no certain proof to the contrary.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:24

    Judge not according to the appearance - Not as a thing first offers itself to you, without reflection or candor. In appearance, to circumcise a child on the Sabbath might be a violation of the law; yet you do it, and it is right. So, to appearance, it might be a violation of the Sabbath to heal a man, yet it is right to do works of necessity and mercy.

    Judge righteous judgment - Candidly; looking at the law, and inquiring what its spirit really requires.