Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2919: krino (pronounced kree'-no)

properly, to distinguish, i.e. decide (mentally or judicially); by implication, to try, condemn, punish:--avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to separate, put asunder, to pick out, select, choose

2) to approve, esteem, to prefer

3) to be of opinion, deem, think, to be of opinion

4) to determine, resolve, decree

5) to judge

5a) to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong

5a1) to be judged, i.e. summoned to trial that one' s case may be examined and judgment passed upon it

5b) to pronounce judgment, to subject to censure

5b1) of those who act the part of judges or arbiters in matters of common life, or pass judgment on the deeds and words of others

6) to rule, govern

6a) to preside over with the power of giving judicial decisions, because it was the prerogative of kings and rulers to pass judgment

7) to contend together, of warriors and combatants

7a) to dispute

7b) in a forensic sense

7b1) to go to law, have suit at law

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: perhaps a primitive word

Citing in TDNT: 3:921, 469


This word is used 114 times:

Matthew 5:40: "And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat,"
Matthew 7:1: " Judge not, that ye be not judged."
Matthew 7:1: "not, that ye be not judged."
Matthew 7:2: "with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what"
Matthew 7:2: "what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure"
Matthew 19:28: "upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
Luke 6:37: " Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and"
Luke 6:37: "not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not"
Luke 7:43: "said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged."
Luke 12:57: "even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?"
Luke 19:22: "Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest"
Luke 22:30: "sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
John 3:17: "the world to condemn the world; but that"
John 3:18: "on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned"
John 3:18: "but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed"
John 5:22: "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all"
John 5:30: "nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is"
John 7:24: " Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
John 7:24: "according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
John 7:51: "Doth our law judge any man, before it hear"
John 8:15: "Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man."
John 8:15: "the flesh; I judge no man."
John 8:16: "yet if I judge, my judgment is true:"
John 8:26: "many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent"
John 8:50: "there is one that seeketh and judgeth."
John 12:47: "believe not, I judge him not: for I came"
John 12:47: "I came not to judge the world, but to"
John 12:48: "my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that"
John 12:48: "that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last"
John 16:11: "prince of this world is judged."
John 18:31: "ye him, and judge him according to your law."
Acts 3:13: "in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go."
Acts 4:19: "more than unto God, judge"
Acts 7:7: "they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after"
Acts 13:27: "which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning"
Acts 13:46: "seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy"
Acts 15:19: "Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles"
Acts 16:4: "the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and"
Acts 16:15: "she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the"
Acts 17:31: "in the which he will judge the world in righteousness"
Acts 20:16: "For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would"
Acts 21:25: "which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing,"
Acts 23:3: "for sittest thou to judge me after the law,"
Acts 23:6: "resurrection of the dead I am called in question."
Acts 24:6: "we took, and would have judged according to our law."
Acts 24:21: "Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day."
Acts 25:9: "to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?"
Acts 25:10: "judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong,"
Acts 25:20: "he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters."
Acts 25:25: "hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him."

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