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54 Bible Verses about slavery
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Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey the Messiah.
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if you are a child, then you are also an heir because of what God did.
For the slave who has been called to belong to the Lord is the Lord's free person. In the same way, the free person who has been called is the Messiah's slave.
Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.
You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.
The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.
"This is what God promised: His descendants would be strangers in a foreign country, and its people would enslave them and oppress them for 400 years.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
"When you acquire a Hebrew servant, he is to serve for six years, and in the seventh he is to go out a free man without paying anything.
Now what I am saying is this: As long as an heir is a child, he is no better off than a slave, even though he owns everything.
Jesus answered them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that bother you. Of course, if you have a chance to become free, take advantage of the opportunity.
Masters, treat your slaves the same way. Do not threaten them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
Even though we are slaves, our God has not abandoned us in our slavery. Instead, he has extended gracious love to us in the presence of the kings of Persia, to grant us revival, to set up the Temple of our God, to repair its damage, and to give us a protective wall for Judah and Jerusalem.
because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.
and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.
Then the LORD told Abram, "You can be certain about this: Your descendants will be foreigners in a land that isn't theirs. They will be slaves there and will be oppressed for 400 years.
he said, "Canaan is cursed! He will be the lowest of slaves to his relatives."
For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and ransomed you from the house of slavery, sending Moses, Aaron, and Miriam into your presence.
The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again.
Then Moses told the people, "Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, from the house of bondage, because the LORD brought you out from this place with a strong show of force. Moreover, nothing leavened is to be eaten.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you will no longer be their slaves, since I've broken their oppressive yoke upon you to make you walk upright."
Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.
Is this not what we told you in Egypt, when we said, "Leave us alone!' and "Let us serve the Egyptians!'? Indeed, it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!"
Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.
Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, "My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!"
Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
No, I keep on disciplining my body, making it serve me so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.