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54 Bible Verses about slavery
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Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ.
Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?
So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Christ’s slave.
There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Household slaves, submit with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.
The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is a slave to the lender.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!”
“When you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for six years; then in the seventh he is to leave as a free man without paying anything.
4 1 Now I say that as long as the heir is a child, he differs in no way from a slave, though he is the owner of everything.
Were you called while a slave? It should not be a concern to you. But if you can become free, by all means take the opportunity.
And masters, treat your slaves the same way, without threatening them, because you know that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.
Though we are slaves, our God has not abandoned us in our slavery. He has extended grace to us in the presence of the Persian kings, giving us new life, so that we can rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.
and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death.
Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know this for certain: Your offspring will be foreigners in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.
he said:Canaan will be cursed.
He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers.
Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Then Moses said to the people, “Remember this day when you came out of Egypt, out of the place of slavery, for the Lord brought you out of here by the strength of His hand. Nothing leavened may be eaten.
I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, so that you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to live in freedom.
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.
Isn’t this what we told you in Egypt: Leave us alone so that we may serve the Egyptians? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
As God’s slaves, live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil.
One of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, has died. You know that your servant feared the Lord. Now the creditor is coming to take my two children as his slaves.”
Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you too have a Master in heaven.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.