64 Bible Verses about Prejudice

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 333 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:12-13 ESV / 251 helpful votes

One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

James 2:1-26 ESV / 155 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV / 81 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 76 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Ephesians 6:9 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Colossians 3:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Acts 10:34 ESV / 31 helpful votes

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

Mark 12:31 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

John 17:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.

Romans 14:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Galatians 2:11-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Proverbs 11:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

John 18:36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— ...

John 7:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

James 2:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

Acts 10:34-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Matthew 23:1-39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, ...

Amos 5:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Job 5:1-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Call now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple. I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling. His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them. The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth. ...

James 4:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

James 4:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Acts 17:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

Luke 20:41-47 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David's son? For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’ David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, ...

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 10:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

James 2:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

James 2:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Romans 12:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Romans 10:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

Romans 6:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

Romans 2:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For God shows no partiality.

John 13:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Mark 7:25-30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs.” And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.” ...

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 10:5-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 24:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Exodus 22:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

John 18:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

John 4:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...

Matthew 15:22-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And he answered, “It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.” ...

Micah 6:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Daniel 5:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him.

Isaiah 2:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up—and it shall be brought low;

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

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