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54 Bible Verses about slavery
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Servants, be obedient to those who according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;
Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
For he who was called in the Lord being a bondservant is the Lord's free man. Likewise he who was called being free is Christ's bondservant.
Yahweh will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I said to you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall sell yourselves to your enemies for bondservants and for bondmaids, and no man shall buy you.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.
For you didn't receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything.
But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a bondservant, though he is lord of all;
Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin.
Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.
You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.
For we are bondservants; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended loving kindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free.
and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.
He said, "Canaan is cursed. He will be servant of servants to his brothers."
Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Moses said to the people, "Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yahweh brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.
I am Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; and I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you go upright.
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.
Isn't this the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?' For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness."
as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves."
Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.