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  1. This is a negative assessment of the behavior, appearance or lifestyle of another person through the prism of their own concepts of the norm and based on the personal experience of the judge. It is characterized by comparative conclusions, against which the judge tries to look better than his “victim”.

  2. Judgment is the making of an assessment of a person's behavior (or his words, motives, etc.) in a negative way. The Bible describes several situations in which a person has the right to judge and condemn (elders in the people, church courts, parents over children, and a couple of other cases), and in general prohibits condemnation.�

    In particular, because when a person judges, he takes the place of God as a Judge, of course, without having the necessary competence or moral right to do so. James wrote about this: “Do not speak evil of one another, brethren: whoever curses his brother or judges his brother curses the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not the doer of the law, but the judge. There is one lawgiver and Judge, who is able to save and destroy; but who are you who judge another? ” (James 4: 11-12). Here are some more excerpts from the Bible texts.�

    Matthew 7: 1-5: “Judge not, that you may not be judged; for with what judgment you judge ,you will be judged; and with what measure you measure ,it will be measured to you also. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not feel the beam in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” and behold, there is a log in your own eye? The hypocrite! first remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see how to remove the speck from your brother's eye.”�

    1 Corinthians 4: 3-5: “It matters very little to me how you judge me or how other people judge me; I do not judge myself. For I know nothing about myself, yet I am not justified; but the Lord is my judge. Therefore do not judge in any way before the time, until the Lord comes, Who will both reveal what is hidden in the darkness and reveal the intentions of the heart, and then everyone will be praised by God.”�

    Job 36: 17: “But you are full of the judgments of the wicked: judgment and condemnation are at hand.”�

    In addition to the above, the harm of judgment is in separating people, in breaking relationships. Judging is also dangerous because when a person condemns another person, he exalts himself above him, thinking or saying out loud that he is not like that, he is better.

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