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Holman Bible Dictionary
Honor and partiality. Respect or honor is to be shown to older men (Leviticus 19:32
; compare Lamentations 5:12
), to public officials (Romans 13:7
), to parents (1 Timothy 3:4
), masters (1 Peter 2:18
), and Christian leaders (1 Thessalonians 5:12
). Christians are to live in such a way that they command the respect of neighbors and thus serve as effective witnesses (1 Thessalonians 4:12
). Scripture repeatedly affirms that God is no respecter of persons, that is, that God does not show partiality; thus God's people are to refrain from prejudice. See Partiality
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Respect of Persons'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/r/respect-of-persons.html. 1991.