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Theasaurus: Favouritism

29 Bible Verses about Favouritism

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Genesis 25:23

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Genesis 27:6-10

Then Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau, thy brother, saying, Bring me venison and make me savoury food that I may eat and bless thee before the LORD before my death. Now, therefore, my son, hearken unto my voice according to that which I command thee.read more.
Go now to the flock and bring me from there two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loves; and thou shalt bring it to thy father that he may eat and that he may bless thee before his death.

Genesis 37:3-4

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his other sons because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.

1 Samuel 1:5-6

But unto Hannah he would give a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah, even though the LORD had shut up her womb. And her rival provoked her to anger and sorrow because the LORD had shut up her womb.

Deuteronomy 21:15-16

When a man has two wives, one beloved and the other hated, and they have born him sons, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son is of the one that was hated, then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not give the right of the firstborn unto the son of the beloved in preference over the son of the hated, who is indeed the firstborn;

James 2:1-4

My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus, the glorious Christ, with respect of persons. For if a man with a gold ring and in precious apparel comes into your synagogue and a poor person in vile raiment also comes in, and ye have respect to him that wears the precious clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here under my footstool:read more.
Are ye not then judging in yourselves and are become judges of evil thoughts?

1 Timothy 5:21

I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Exodus 23:3

neither shalt thou honour a poor man in his cause.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not twist that which is right; thou shalt not respect persons neither take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Job 13:10

He will reprove you severely, if in secret you give him such honour.

Psalm 82:2

How long will ye judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 24:23

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons in judgment is not good; even for a piece of bread, man will transgress.

Malachi 2:9

Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

Job 34:19

How much less to him who is not a respecter of the persons of princes, nor respects the rich more than the poor; for they all are the work of his hands.

Acts 10:34-35

Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

Romans 2:10

but glory, honour, and peace to everyone that works good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Ephesians 6:8-9

knowing that whatever good thing anyone does, the same shall they receive of the Lord, whether they are slaves or free. And, ye masters, do the same unto them, forbearing threats, knowing that their Master and yours is also in the heavens and that he is no respecter of persons.

Acts 15:7-9

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God chose that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us, and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Romans 10:12-13

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

2 Chronicles 19:7

Therefore, now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.