Favoritism Bible Verses

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

What does the Bible say about Favoritism? Here are 22 verses related to Favoritism. Use this table of contents to go to any section:

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• Jacob, for Rachel

GENESIS 29:30,34Verses in the Bible

  • 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
    Genesis 29:30 Meaning
  • 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
    Genesis 29:34 Meaning

• Elkanah, for Hannah

1 SAMUEL 1:4,5Verses in the Bible

  • 4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
    1 Samuel 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the Lord had shut up her womb.
    1 Samuel 1:5 Meaning

• Rebekah, for Jacob

GENESIS 27:6-17Verses in the Bible

  • 6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
    Genesis 27:6 Meaning
  • 7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord before my death.
    Genesis 27:7 Meaning
  • 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
    Genesis 27:8 Meaning
  • 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
    Genesis 27:9 Meaning
  • 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
    Genesis 27:10 Meaning
  • 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
    Genesis 27:11 Meaning
  • 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
    Genesis 27:12 Meaning
  • 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
    Genesis 27:13 Meaning
  • 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
    Genesis 27:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
    Genesis 27:15 Meaning
  • 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
    Genesis 27:16 Meaning
  • 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
    Genesis 27:17 Meaning

• Jacob, for Joseph

GENESIS 37:3,4Verses in the Bible

  • 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
    Genesis 37:3 Meaning
  • 4 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.
    Genesis 37:4 Meaning

• Joseph, for Benjamin

GENESIS 43:34In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

• Forbidden in Parents

DEUTERONOMY 21:15-17Verses in the Bible

  • 15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:
    Deuteronomy 21:15 Meaning
  • 16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:
    Deuteronomy 21:16 Meaning
  • 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
    Deuteronomy 21:17 Meaning

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Sources

The King James Bible text is sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Bible topic categories and verse references are from Nave's Topical Bible (1896) by Orville James Nave (1841–1917). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


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