What Does the Bible Say About Casting Stones? 11 Powerful Verses


John 8:7

ESVAnd 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.”
KJVSo when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
NASBBut when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
NIVWhen they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
NLTThey kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”

Matthew 7:3

ESVWhy do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
KJVAnd why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
NASB“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
NIV“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
NLT“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?

Also see Bible verses about attitude.

1 Peter 2:15

ESVFor this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
KJVFor so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
NASBFor such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
NIVFor it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
NLTIt is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.

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Romans 14:4

ESVWho 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.
KJVWho art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
NASBWho art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
NIVWho are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
NLTWho are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval.

Also see Bible verses about revolution.

Matthew 7:15

ESV“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
KJVBeware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
NASB“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
NIV“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
NLT“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.

Acts 10:34

ESVSo Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
KJVThen Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
NASBOpening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
NIVThen Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
NLTThen Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism.

John 13:34

ESVA new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
KJVA new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
NASB“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
NIV“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
NLTSo now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

John 8:10

ESVJesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
KJVWhen Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
NASBStraightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
NIVJesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
NLTThen Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

Romans 2:1

ESVTherefore 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.
KJVTherefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
NASBTherefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.
NIVYou, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
NLTYou may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.

Leviticus 20:10

ESV“If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
KJVAnd the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
NASBIf there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
NIV“’If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.
NLT“If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.

Deuteronomy 17:7

ESVThe hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
KJVThe hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
NASB“The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
NIVThe hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death, and then the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from among you.
NLTThe witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.

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