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    Asked Oct 23, 2006, 03:07 PM — 2 Answers
    Does the bible say anything about favoritism,and where is it?

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    Oct 23, 2006, 03:56 PM
    Favoritism in what way? Can you give an example of what you mean by favoritism?
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    Oct 23, 2006, 10:47 PM
    Malachi 2:9, TLB. "Therefore, I have made you contemptible in the eyes of all the people; for you have not obeyed Me, but you let your favorites break the law without rebuke."

    Genesis 37:3-4, TLB. "Now as it happened, Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other children, because Joseph was born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob gave him a special gift—a brightly colored coat. His brothers of course noticed their father's partiality, and consequently hated Joseph; they couldn't say a kind word to him."

    James 2:1-4, TLB. "Dear brothers, how can you claim that you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, if you show favoritism to rich people and look down on poor people? If a man comes into your church dressed in expensive clothes and with valuable gold rings on his fingers, and at the same moment another man comes in who is poor and dressed in threadbare clothes, and you make a lot of fuss over the rich man and give him the best seat in the house and say to the poor man, 'You can stand over there if you like, or else sit on the floor'—well, judging a man by his wealth shows that you are guided by wrong motives."

    Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly." Leviticus 19:15.

    "Then Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.'" Acts 10:34-35.

    "For God does not show favoritism." Romans 2:11.

    "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." Ephesians 6:9.

    "Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism." Colossians 3:25 .

    "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." 1 Timothy 5:21.

    "My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism." James 2:1.

    "But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers." James 2:9.
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