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32 Bible Verses about Slaves
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Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ.
Remember the word I spoke 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 also keep yours.
It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master. If they called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more the members of his household!
“Which one of you having a slave tending sheep or plowing will say to him when he comes in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? Instead, will he not tell him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, get ready, and serve me while I eat and drink; later you can eat and drink’?
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.
Slaves, obey your human masters in everything. Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord.
Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you too have a Master in heaven.
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.
In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.
I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his masteris doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.
So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
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.
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He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
“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