Bible Verses About Racism

The Bible affirms that all men are created equal and all bear the image of God. Jesus preached about discrimination and commanded that we love our neighbor as ourselves and to not judge others based on how they look. It's important to read these Bible verses about racism and prejudice so we can fully understand God's love for all.

Teach these Scriptures to your children and help guide them toward being the answer to ending racism. Every person is worthy, valuable, and cared for by God. May these Bible verses encourage your heart and inspire your faith actions.

Galatians 3:28 NIV

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Read Galatians 3

John 7:24 NIV

24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."

Read John 7

John 13:34 NIV

34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Read John 13

Deuteronomy 10:17-35 NIV

17 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. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Read Deuteronomy 10

Acts 10:34-35 NIV

34 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.

Read Acts 10

1 Corinthians 12:13 NIV

13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body-whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Read 1 Corinthians 12

James 2:8-9 NIV

8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

Read James 2

Revelation 7:9-10 NIV

9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

Read Revelation 7

1 Timothy 5:21 NIV

21 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.

Read 1 Timothy 5

Romans 2:11 NIV

11 For God does not show favoritism.

Read Romans 2

John 13:34 NIV

34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Read John 13

Romans 10:12 NIV

12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,

Read Romans 10

Genesis 1:26-27 NIV

26 Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Read Genesis 1

Matthew 28:19 NIV

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Read Matthew 28

John 3:16 NIV

16 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.

Read John 3

Acts 17:26 NIV

26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.

Read Acts 17

Colossians 3:25 NIV

25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

Read Colossians 3

Ephesians 4:32 NIV

32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Read Ephesians 4

Proverbs 24:23 NIV

23 These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:

Read Proverbs 24