What does it mean that God regardeth not persons in Deuteronomy 10:17?

Deuteronomy 10:17 KJVS
For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

Deuteronomy 10:17

ESV - 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that (as indicated by Peter in Acts 10:34 and also Paul in Romans 2:11) it means that God is not influenced by any of the external or surface criteria (such as wealth, position, appearance, or worldly intelligence or knowledge) that can affect the opinions or judgments of people toward others in this life and world. 

Instead, He is capable (as a result of His omnisicence) of knowing people's internal beliefs and motives (that is, what the Bible refers to as "the heart"), and judging them impartially and equitably on that basis, without regard for any factors that are unrelated to, or that can be disguised by, more visible attributes.

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