Deuteronomy 16:19; Exodus 23:2–3; Leviticus 19:15; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Proverbs 24:23; Proverbs 28:21; Malachi 2:9; James 2:1; James 2:9

19 fYou shall not pervert justice. gYou shall not show partiality, hand you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.


You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, fnor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.


15 mYou shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.


Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for zthere is no injustice with the Lord our God, aor partiality or taking bribes.


More Sayings of the Wise

23 These also are sayings of athe wise.

bPartiality in judging is not good.


21  To show kpartiality is not good,

but for la piece of bread a man will do wrong.


and so pI make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but qshow partiality in your instruction.


The Sin of Partiality

My brothers,1 wshow no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, xthe Lord of glory.


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