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Theasaurus: Favouritism

29 Bible Verses about Favouritism

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Genesis 25:23

And the Lord said to her: Two nations are in your womb; two people will [come] from you and be separated. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.

Genesis 27:6-10

Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said, 'Bring me some game and make some delicious food for me to eat so that I can bless you in the Lord's presence before I die.' Now obey every order I give you, my son.read more.
Go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I will make them into a delicious meal for your father-the kind he loves. Then take it to your father to eat so that he may bless you before he dies."

Genesis 37:3-4

Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son [born to him] in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring themselves to speak peaceably to him.

1 Samuel 1:5-6

But he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved her even though the Lord had kept her from conceiving. Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, because the Lord had kept Hannah from conceiving.

Deuteronomy 21:15-16

"If a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved bear him sons, and if the unloved wife has the firstborn son, when that man gives what he has to his sons as an inheritance, he is not to show favoritism to the son of the loved [wife] as his firstborn over the firstborn of the unloved wife.

James 2:1-4

My brothers, hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ without showing favoritism. For suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring, dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in. If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes so that you say, "Sit here in a good place," and yet you say to the poor man, "Stand over there," or, "Sit here on the floor by my footstool,"read more.
haven't you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you, before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.

Exodus 23:3

Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Do not deny justice or show partiality [to anyone]. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

Job 13:10

Surely He would rebuke you if you secretly showed partiality.

Psalm 82:2

"How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

Proverbs 24:23

These [sayings] also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment.

Proverbs 28:21

It is not good to show partiality- yet a man may sin for a piece of bread.

Malachi 2:9

"So I in turn have made you despised and humiliated before all the people because you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in [your] instruction."

Job 34:19

God is not partial to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of His hands.

Acts 10:34-35

Then Peter began to speak: "In truth, I understand that God doesn't show favoritism, but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him.

Romans 2:10

but glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does good, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

Ephesians 6:8-9

knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord. And masters, treat them the same way, without threatening them, because you know that both their and your Master is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.

Acts 15:7-9

After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: "Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe. And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

Romans 10:12-13

for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

2 Chronicles 19:7

And now, may the terror of the Lord be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the Lord our God."

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