Here are the 30 best bible scriptures on criticism.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
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.
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Peter 1:21
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”
“Judge not, that you be not judged.”
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
“For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “’Vengeance is mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
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.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.