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Want to know what the Bible says about Favoritism? Here are 94 Bible verses about Favoritism from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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James 2:9 NIV
But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
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Acts 10:34 NIV
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
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James 2:1 NIV
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
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Genesis 37:4 NIV
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
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Deuteronomy 10:17 NIV
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
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Galatians 3:28 NIV
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
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Ephesians 6:9 NIV
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
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James 2:5 NIV
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
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Leviticus 19:15 NIV
“‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
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James 2:1-4 NIV
2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 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. 3 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,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
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2 Chronicles 19:4-7 NIV
4 Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and turned them back to the Lord, the God of their ancestors. 5 He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah. 6 He told them, “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. 7 Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Genesis 43:34 NIV
When portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as anyone else’s. So they feasted and drank freely with him.
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Genesis 37:3 NIV
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.
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Colossians 3:25 NIV
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.
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Genesis 29:31 NIV
When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.
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1 Timothy 5:21 NIV
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.
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1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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Deuteronomy 1:17 NIV
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.”
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