This word is found 2 times in 2 verses within the New Testament.
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“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:” Luke 6:37 KJV.
As noted in the above verse, these are the words of Jesus Christ himself.
We are not to judge others.
I do believe that there should be a distinction between judging and correcting others.
We can correct others in love to help them see where they have erred and to point them to the right part.
It is like being our brother’s keeper.
When people judge they tend to portray a sense of self righteousness, “I am better than you attitude”. That is why Jesus went further in Matt 7:1-3, he said,
“……And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”.
It is because if we truly love our fellow human beings, we will strive not to hurt them by the way we speak to them, we will not desire them to perish in evil either. We are supposed to warn them of any impending danger.
“When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul”. (Ezekiel 33:8-9 KJV).
We have the responsibility to tell the truth in love not in legalistic and judgmental way.
God almighty will help us all to love sincerely and be humble when correcting others in Jesus mighty name. Amen!