30 Important Bible Verses About Favoritism

James 2:1-4 – Favoritism and Discrimination

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Proverbs 28:21 – The Danger of Showing Favoritism

To show partiality is not good – yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

Acts 10:34-35 – God Shows No Favoritism

Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.”

1 Samuel 16:7 – God Judges by the Heart

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

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Proverbs 14:21 – Blessed are Those who are Kind to the Poor

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Leviticus 19:15 – The Importance of Fairness

Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

Galatians 3:28 – All One in Christ

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

John 7:24 – Righteous Judgment

Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

Luke 6:31 – The Golden Rule

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Proverbs 28:27 – Blessing through Generosity

Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

Deuteronomy 10:17-18 – God’s Love for the Foreigner

For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the foreigner by giving him food and clothing.

Romans 2:11 – God Shows No Partiality

For God shows no partiality.

James 2:8-9 – Love Your Neighbor

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

Proverbs 22:2 – God Made All

The rich and the poor have this in common: The LORD is the maker of them all.

Matthew 7:12 – The Golden Rule Reiterated

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Zechariah 7:9-10 – Render True Judgments

This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’

Romans 15:7 – Accept One Another

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Proverbs 28:23 – Reproving the Poor

Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.

Philippians 2:3-4 – Consider Others Above Ourselves

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Proverbs 17:5 – Condemning the Innocent

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

Leviticus 19:18 – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

1 Peter 1:17 – The Impartial Judge

Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.

Deuteronomy 1:17 – Do Not Show Partiality

Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.

Matthew 7:1-2 – Do Not Judge

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Psalms 82:2-4 – Defend the Weak and Fatherless

“How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Emmaus 6:8 – Fear of God

For the Lord our God is a God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

Colossians 3:25 – Reaping What We Sow

Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

Proverbs 16:19 – Better to be Humble

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Job 34:19 – God Shows No Favoritism

He shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands.

Proverbs 22:16 – Oppression of the Poor

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Galatians 2:6 – God Shows No Partiality

As for those who were held in high esteem—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism—they added nothing to my message.

Job 36:5 – God is Mighty

God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty and firm in his purpose.

Proverbs 22:22-23 – Robbing the Poor

Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.

Job 13:10 – False Witnesses

We will all die one day. So why do we want to bring a false witness? Why do we want to deceive God, who is truly right and just?

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 – God’s Choice of the Weak

Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

Proverbs 29:14 – Fair Judgment and Upright Rulers

If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.

1 Timothy 5:21 – Partiality Before God

I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.

Jeremiah 22:3 – Administer Justice and Stop Oppression

This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Job 34:17-19 – God Doesn’t Show Favoritism

Do you really think someone who hates justice can govern? Do you condemn the just and powerful One? He tells kings, “You are worthless,” and nobles, “You are useless,” because they are not fair. He doesn’t care how important someone might be; he doesn’t care how much power someone has. He created them all the same. It doesn’t matter what they know or do; He destroys those who are important and poor alike.

Acts 10:34-36 – The Good News for Everyone

Then Peter began to speak: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, but welcomes those from every nation who fear Him and do what is right. You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.”

Exodus 23:3 – Do Not Show Favoritism

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

Colossians 3:11 – No Distinctions Between People

Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

Proverbs 19:17 – Lending to God

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Genesis 21:14 – Giving Water to the Thirsty

Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

Romans 9:15 – God’s Choice

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Proverbs 16:8 – Favoritism is Displeasing to God

Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

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