Judge of all

That God is the Judge of all is not necessarily a frightening thought. As Judge, God embodies justice. He rewards good and evil accordingly. Although none of us is perfect, when we surrender ourselves to Jesus (Yeshua‘), His shed blood counts as the penalty for our sins. God accepts us because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Justice has been done on our behalf; our penalty has been paid. Only when people do not receive Jesus does a fear of judgment remain. God judges everyone, but the outcome is different.

Judge of all pictured in the Greek text of Hebrews 12:23.

Judge of all in the Greek text of Hebrews 12:23.

Judge of all in Greek:

Kritēs pantōn

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2923, 3956

Bible reference: Heb. 12:23

Ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. (Hebrews 12:22-23 KJV)

Similar names for God are Righteous judge, Judge of (all) the earth, Judge of Israel, God of justice, Our lawgiver, and, in the New Testament, Righteous Judge and Judge of the living and the dead. He is also called simply, the Judge.

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