New Living Translation (NLT)
Do Not Judge Others
7 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
How very easy it is to see
The errors of someone else,
How easily we are deceived
By the transgressions made by ourself,
How glaring are the sins
Of those that we seek to blame,
How blind we are to our own,
How much greater then is our shame?
When the gavel falls in judgment,
When the judge then calls us out,
What will be our explanation?
Will there be a single doubt?
And if we fall to the floor weeping,
If we cry out loud, “Mercy Please!”
Will we hear the verdict spoken?
“As you have given, so shall you receive!”
And then we’ll be cast from the courtroom
Nevermore to stand in the light,
We won’t have His mercy to protect us
From the fear of eternal night.
©2018 by William Pierce
Help me please to keep my mouth shut and to do right. I can’t do this without You!