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54 Bible Verses about slavery

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Ephesians 6:5

Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as [service] to Christ [Himself] -- "

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?

Romans 6:20

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who as a slave was summoned in [to union with] the Lord is a freedman of the Lord, just so he who was free when he was called is a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).

Deuteronomy 28:68

And the Lord shall bring you into Egypt again with ships by the way about which I said to you, You shall never see it again. And there you shall be sold to your enemies as bondmen and bondwomen, but no man shall buy you.

1 Peter 2:18

[You who are] household servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are kind and considerate and reasonable, but also to those who are surly (overbearing, unjust, and crooked).

Romans 6:18

And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).

Exodus 21:6

Then his master shall bring him to God [the judges as His agents]; he shall bring him to the door or doorpost and shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him for life.

Acts 7:6

And this is [in effect] what God told him: That his descendants would be aliens (strangers) in a land belonging to other people, who would bring them into bondage and ill-treat them 400 years.

Deuteronomy 15:15

And you shall [earnestly] remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I give you this command today.

Leviticus 25:44

As for your bondmen and your bondmaids whom you may have, they shall be from the nations round about you, of whom you may buy bondmen and bondmaids.

Exodus 21:2

If you buy a Hebrew servant [as the result of debt or theft], he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, paying nothing.

Exodus 21:20

And if a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod and he [or she] dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Jeremiah 2:14

Is Israel a servant? Is he a homeborn slave? Why has he become a captive and a prey?

1 Corinthians 7:21

Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that trouble you. But if you are able to gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.

Galatians 4:3

So we [Jewish Christians] also, when we were minors, were kept like slaves under [the rules of the Hebrew ritual and subject to] the elementary teachings of a system of external observations and regulations.

John 8:35

Now a slave does not remain in a household permanently (forever); the son [of the house] does remain forever.

Ephesians 6:9

You masters, act on the same [principle] toward them and give up threatening and using violent and abusive words, knowing that He Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons (no partiality) with Him.

Ezra 9:9

For we are bondmen; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended mercy and steadfast love to us before the kings of Persia, to give us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall [of protection] in Judah and Jerusalem.

Deuteronomy 23:15

You shall not give up to his master a servant who has escaped from his master to you.

Hebrews 2:15

And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.

Genesis 15:13

And [God] said to Abram, Know positively that your descendants will be strangers dwelling as temporary residents in a land that is not theirs [Egypt], and they will be slaves there and will be afflicted and oppressed for 400 years.

Exodus 21:21

But if the servant lives on for a day or two, the offender shall not be punished, for he [has injured] his own property.

Genesis 9:25

He exclaimed, Cursed be Canaan! He shall be the servant of servants to his brethren!

Micah 6:4

For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house where you were bond servants, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

Galatians 5:1

In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].

Exodus 13:3

And Moses said to the people, [Earnestly] remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage and bondmen, for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; no leavened bread shall be eaten.

Proverbs 30:22

Under a servant when he reigns, a [empty-headed] fool when he is filled with food,

Galatians 4:23

But whereas the child of the slave woman was born according to the flesh and had an ordinary birth, the son of the free woman was born in fulfillment of the promise.

Leviticus 26:13

I am the Lord your God, Who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should no more be slaves; and I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect [as free men].

2 Peter 2:19

They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity and defilement -- "for by whatever anyone is made inferior or worse or is overcome, to that [person or thing] he is enslaved.

Deuteronomy 6:12

Then beware lest you forget the Lord, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Galatians 4:25

Now Hagar is (stands for) Mount Sinai in Arabia and she corresponds to and belongs in the same category with the present Jerusalem, for she is in bondage together with her children.

Exodus 14:12

Did we not tell you in Egypt, Let us alone; let us serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.

Leviticus 25:46

And you shall make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession; of them shall you take your bondmen always, but over your brethren the Israelites you shall not rule one over another with harshness (severity, oppression).

Proverbs 29:21

He who pampers his servant from childhood will have him expecting the rights of a son afterward.

Luke 17:9

Is he grateful and does he praise the servant because he did what he was ordered to do?

1 Corinthians 9:27

But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].

Exodus 21:5

But if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go free,

Ecclesiastes 10:7

I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking like slaves on the earth.

Topics on Slavery

Slavery, In Nt

44;16;16-21

As we were on our way to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who was possessed by a spirit of divination [claiming to foretell future events and to discover hidden knowledge], and she brought her owners much gain by her fortunetelling.

Slavery, In Ot

5;20;10-11

When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

Slavery, Spiritual

43;8;33-36

They answered Him, We are Abraham's offspring (descendants) and have never been in bondage to anybody. What do You mean by saying, You will be set free?

The Law On Slavery

2;21;2

If you buy a Hebrew servant [as the result of debt or theft], he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, paying nothing.