My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. The Greek word, translated, respect of persons, literally means to lift up the faith. The idea was to show favoritism. We are not to show favoritism. The idea of lifting up the faith is found in the Scriptures as a sign of showing favoritism.
Now in the prayer that the priest put on the people, the Lord bless thee and keep thee, may he lift up His countenance, lift up His face upon you and give you peace. And so the prayer was that God might show favor on you.