Bible Verses About Racism and Prejudice

Foolish interpretations of the Bible have created the misconception that God approves of racism and slavery. This is a collection of scripture quotes exemplifying God's command to "judge not by appearance, but judge by right judgment." God created each of us worthy and cares about every single person regardless of skin color.

God is very clear in Scripture that all humans are made in the image of God. Jesus himself preached about discrimination and not judging others based on how they look or what they wear. Read these powerful Bible verses relating to the context of racism and prejudice. Teach them to your children and join hands with those who are different from you, and stand for equality.

A Prayer For Healing Racism: Jesus, You see people as precious and valuable. Live that truth through me always. If I’ve wronged someone and racism is the root of that wrong, lead me in reconciliation. Lord, show me my own prejudices so I can seek Your repentance. Guide me to act in ways that lead to true justice. Father God, forgive me for losing sight of the Truth that You created all people in Your image. By Your grace, help me to see hatred - whether initiated or returned - as a tool Satan uses to keep me from experiencing and sharing the richness of Your love. Help me to love the way you love and to spread kindness and mercy as Jesus did. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

For a more in-depth Christian study of God's Word on this topic, visit our article: What Does the Bible Say About Racism?