Interesting facebook quote

I just found this kinda funny and sad at the same time. An acquaintance that I’m friends with on facebook posted “‘Judge not, unless you judge yourself’ -Bob Marley”.

I mean… Wow…

Here is the song …

Lyric is a bit different than the quote.

*Judge not
Before you judge yourself

Judge not
If you’re not ready for judgement

Early Marley, back when he was playing ska.


I would think that you’d want to quote the original version first.

It’s like rock band covering a cover Metallica did of some other band on Garage Days… it gets lost in translation the further it goes.

It’s funny that you bring up Metallica because Judge not, lest ye be judged (Matthew 7:1) is part of the refrain in Holier than Thou, well, amongst countless other songs/poems/books/etc throughout history.

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