19 Bible Verses about Critical Spirit

Romans 2:1-3 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

James 4:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 4:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Romans 7:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

2 John 1:9-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 Corinthians 6:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!

Matthew 7:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged.

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Romans 15:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Jude 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

Acts 17:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 15:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

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