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Servanthood, In Society

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Exodus 21:2-6

"If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.

Deuteronomy 15:12-18

"If your kinsman, a Hebrew man or woman, is sold to you, then he shall serve you six years, but in the seventh year you shall set him free.

Genesis 17:13

"A servant who is born in your house or who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

Exodus 12:44

but every man's slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.

Exodus 20:10

but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

Leviticus 25:39-55

'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.

Deuteronomy 21:10-14

"When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take them away captive,

Deuteronomy 29:10-11

"You stand today, all of you, before the LORD your God: your chiefs, your tribes, your elders and your officers, even all the men of Israel,

1 Chronicles 2:34-35

Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha.

1 Samuel 17:34

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

2 Samuel 18:29

The king said, "Is it well with the young man Absalom?" And Ahimaaz answered, "When Joab sent the king's servant, and your servant, I saw a great tumult, but I did not know what it was."

2 Kings 5:6

He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "And now as this letter comes to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may cure him of his leprosy."

Ezra 4:11

this is the copy of the letter which they sent to him: "To King Artaxerxes: Your servants, the men in the region beyond the River, and now

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Matthew 18:23

"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.

2 Kings 16:7

So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your son; come up and deliver me from the hand of the king of Aram and from the hand of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me."

2 Samuel 10:19

When all the kings, servants of Hadadezer, saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and served them. So the Arameans feared to help the sons of Ammon anymore.

1 Chronicles 19:19

So when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and served him. Thus the Arameans were not willing to help the sons of Ammon anymore.

2 Kings 17:3

Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him, and Hoshea became his servant and paid him tribute.

2 Kings 24:1

In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years; then he turned and rebelled against him.

Isaiah 60:10

"Foreigners will build up your walls, And their kings will minister to you; For in My wrath I struck you, And in My favor I have had compassion on you.

2 Samuel 9:2

Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant."

Genesis 19:2

And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."

Genesis 32:4

He also commanded them saying, "Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: 'Thus says your servant Jacob, "I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now;

2 Samuel 14:6

"Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled together in the field, and there was no one to separate them, so one struck the other and killed him.

2 Kings 2:15-16

Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

2 Kings 4:1

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

2 Kings 6:3

Then one said, "Please be willing to go with your servants." And he answered, "I shall go."

Daniel 1:12-13

"Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.

Daniel 2:4

Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic: "O king, live forever! Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation."

Proverbs 11:29

He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.

Proverbs 12:9

Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.

Proverbs 17:2

A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.

Proverbs 29:19

A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.

Proverbs 30:10

Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.

Matthew 23:8-12

"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

Luke 17:7-10

"Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down to eat'?

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master ' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

Romans 12:3-8

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.

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