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Theasaurus: Favoritism

5 Bible Verses about Favoritism

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Malachi 2:9

And I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because ye have not kept my ways, but have respect of persons in administering the law.

James 2:1-4

My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, Lord of glory, with respect of persons: for if there come unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring in splendid apparel, and a poor man also come in in vile apparel, and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool:read more.
have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?

Genesis 37:3-4

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a vest of many colours. And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, and they hated him, and could not greet him with friendliness.

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Favoritism » The lord not respecting persons (not showing favoritism)

Matthew 22:16

And they send out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one, for thou regardest not men's person;

Job 34:12-20

Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment. Who hath entrusted to him the earth? and who hath disposed the whole world? If he only thought of himself, and gathered unto him his spirit and his breath, read more.
All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust. If now thou hast understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words! Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just? Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked? How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands. In a moment they die, even at midnight the people are convulsed and pass away; and the strong are taken away without hand.

Mark 12:14

And they come and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not men's person, but teachest the way of God with truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

Favoritism » Not respecting persons (not showing favoritism)

2 Chronicles 19:7

And now, let the terror of Jehovah be upon you; be careful what ye do, for there is no iniquity with Jehovah, nor respect of persons, nor taking of presents.

Deuteronomy 1:17

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment: ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's; and the matter that is too hard for you shall ye bring to me, that I may hear it.

Favoritism » Those that have respect of persons (show favoritism)

James 2:1-4

My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, Lord of glory, with respect of persons: for if there come unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring in splendid apparel, and a poor man also come in in vile apparel, and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool: read more.
have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?

Favoritism » The respecting of persons (favoritism)

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress.

Favoritism » Instances of » Forbidden in parents

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

If a man have two wives, one beloved, and one hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated, and the firstborn son be hers that was hated; then it shall be, in the day that he maketh his sons to inherit what he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, who is the firstborn; but he shall acknowledge as firstborn the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that is found with him; for he is the firstfruits of his vigour: the right of the firstborn is his.

Favoritism » Instances of » Jacob, for rachel

Genesis 29:30

And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.

Genesis 29:34

And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Now this time will my husband be united to me, for I have borne him three sons; therefore was his name called Levi.

Favoritism » Instances of » Rebekah for jacob

Genesis 27:6-17

And Rebecca spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and prepare me a savoury dish, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah, before my death. And now, my son, hearken to my voice in that which I command thee. read more.
Go, I pray thee, to the flock, and fetch me thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make of them a savoury dish for thy father, such as he loves. And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, in order that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. My father perhaps will feel me, and I shall be in his sight as one who mocks him, and I shall bring a curse on me, and not a blessing. And his mother said to him, On me be thy curse, my son! Only hearken to my voice, and go, fetch them. And he went, and fetched and brought them to his mother. And his mother prepared a savoury dish such as his father loved. And Rebecca took the clothes of her elder son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son; and she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck; and she gave the savoury dishes and the bread that she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.

Favoritism » Instances of » Elkanah, for hannah

1 Samuel 1:4-5

And it came to pass on the day that Elkanah sacrificed, he gave to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and her daughters portions; but to Hannah he used to give a double portion, for he loved Hannah; but Jehovah had shut up her womb.

Favoritism » Instances of » Jacob for joseph

Genesis 37:3-4

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a vest of many colours. And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, and they hated him, and could not greet him with friendliness.

Favoritism » Instances of » Joseph, for benjamin

Genesis 43:34

And he had portions carried to them from before him. And Benjamin's portion was five times greater than the portions of them all. And they drank, and made merry with him.