'Master' in the Bible
"Not every one who says to me, 'Master, Master,' will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, "'Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name expelled demons, and in Thy name performed many mighty works?'
So they came and woke Him, crying, "Master, save us, we are drowning!"
"The learner is never superior to his teacher, and the servant is never superior to his master.
Enough for the learner to be on a level with his teacher, and for the servant to be on a level with his master. If they have called the master of the house Baal-zebul, how much more will they slander his servants?
"Master," answered Peter, "if it is you, bid me come to you upon the water."
But when he felt the wind he grew frightened, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Master, save me."
Then Peter took Him aside and began taking Him to task. "Master," he said, "God forbid; this will not be your lot."
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Master, we are thankful to you that we are here. If you approve, I will put up three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
At this point Peter came to Him with the question, "Master, how often shall my brother act wrongly towards me and I forgive him? seven times?"
and was unable to pay. So his master ordered that he and his wife and children and everything that he had should be sold, and payment be made.
"Whereupon his master, touched with compassion, set him free and forgave him the debt.
His fellow servants, therefore, seeing what had happened, were exceedingly angry; and they came and told their master without reserve all that had happened.
At once his master called him and said, "'Wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you entreated me:
"So his master, greatly incensed, handed him over to the jailers until he should pay all he owed him.
"When evening came, the master said to his steward, "'Call the men and pay them their wages. Begin with the last set and finish with the first.'
And if any one says anything to you, say, 'The Master needs them,' and he will at once send them."
But of this be assured, that if the master of the house had known the hour at which the robber was coming, he would have kept awake, and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
"Who therefore is the loyal and intelligent servant to whom his master has entrusted the control of his household to give them their rations at the appointed time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes shall find so doing!
But if the man, being a bad servant, should say in his heart, 'My master is a long time in coming,'
the master of that servant will arrive on a day when he is not expecting him and at an hour of which he has not been informed;
"After a long lapse of time the master of those servants returned, and had a reckoning with them.
"'You have done well, good and trustworthy servant,' replied his master; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.'
"'Good and trustworthy servant, you have done well,' his master replied; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.'
"'You wicked and slothful servant,' replied his master, 'did you know that I reap where I have not sown, and garner what I have not winnowed?
Intensely grieved they began one after another to ask Him, "Can it be I, Master?"
for many a time he had been left securely bound in fetters and chains, but afterwards the chains lay torn link from link, and the fetters in fragments, and there was no one strong enough to master him.
And if any one asks you, 'Why are you doing that?' say, 'The Master needs it, and will send it back here without delay.'"
Be wakeful therefore, for you know not when the master of the house is coming--in the evening, at midnight, at cock-crow, or at dawn.
and whatever house he enters, tell the master of the house, 'The Rabbi asks, Where is my room where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?'
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at the knees of Jesus, and exclaimed, "Master, leave my boat, for I am a sinful man."
"And why do you all call me 'Master, Master' and yet not do what I tell you?
Here the servant of a certain Captain, a man dear to his master, was ill and at the point of death;
When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Master, do you wish us to order fire to come down from Heaven and consume them?"
"Follow me," He said to another. "Master," the man replied, "allow me first to go and bury my father."
"Master," said yet another, "I will follow you; but allow me first to go and say good-bye to my friends at home."
When the Seventy returned, they exclaimed joyfully, "Master, even the demons submit to us when we utter your name."
Martha meanwhile was busy and distracted in waiting at table, and she came and said, "Master, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do all the waiting? Tell her to assist me."
At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
The Master however said to him, "Here we see how you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup or plate, while your secret hearts are full of greed and selfishness.
and be yourselves like men waiting for their master--on the look-out till he shall return from the wedding feast--that, when he comes and knocks, they may open the door instantly.
Blessed are those servants, whom their Master when He comes shall find on the watch. I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid them recline at table while He comes and waits on them.
Of this be sure, that if the master of the house had known what time the robber was coming, he would have kept awake and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
"Master," said Peter, "are you addressing this parable to us, or to all alike?"
"Who, then," replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times?
Blessed is that servant whom his Master when He comes shall find so doing.
But if that servant should say in his heart, 'My Master is a long time in coming,' and should begin to beat the menservants and the maids, and to eat and drink, drinking even to excess;
that servant's Master will come on a day when he is not expecting Him and at an hour that he knows not of, and will punish him severely, and make him share the lot of the unfaithful.
As soon as the Master of the house shall have risen and shut the door, and you have begun to stand outside and knock at the door and say, "'Sir, open the door for us' --"'I do not know you,' He answers; 'you are no friends of mine.'
"So the servant came and brought these answers to his master, and they stirred his anger. "'Go out quickly,' he said, 'into the streets of the city--the wide ones and the narrow. You will see poor men, and crippled, blind, lame: fetch them all in here.'
"'Go out,' replied the master, 'to the high roads and hedge-rows, and compel the people to come in, so that my house may be filled.
"Then the steward said within himself, "'What am I to do? For my master is taking away the stewardship from me. I am not strong enough for field labour: to beg, I should be ashamed.
"So he called all his master's debtors, one by one, and asked the first, 'How much are you in debt to my master?'
"And the master praised the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for, in relation to their own contemporaries, the men of this age are shrewder than the sons of Light.
"Where, Master?" they inquired. "Where the dead body is," He replied, "there also will the vultures flock together."
Zacchaeus however stood up, and addressing the Lord said, "Here and now, Master, I give half my property to the poor, and if I have unjustly exacted money from any man, I pledge myself to repay to him four times the amount."
And if any one asks you, 'Why are you untying the colt?' simply say, 'The Master needs it.'"
and say to the master of the house, "'The Rabbi asks you, Where is the room where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?'
"Master," replied Peter, "with you I am ready to go both to prison and to death."
"Master, here are two swords," they exclaimed. "That is enough," He replied.
Those who were about Him, seeing what was likely to happen, asked Him, "Master, shall we strike with the sword?"
The Master turned and looked on Peter; and Peter recollected the Master's words, how He had said to him, "This very day, before the cock crows, you will disown me three times."
"Yes, it is true: the Master has come back to life. He has been seen by Simon."
Now as soon as the Master was aware that the Pharisees had heard it said, "Jesus is gaining and baptizing more disciples than John"--
"Master," replied Simon Peter, "to whom shall we go? Your teachings tell us of the Life of the Ages.
So the sisters sent to Him to say, "Master, he whom you hold dear is ill."
"Master," said the disciples, "if he is asleep he will recover."
So Martha came and spoke to Jesus. "Master, if you had been here," she said, "my brother would not have died.
"Yes, Master," she replied; "I thoroughly believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."
Mary then, when she came to Jesus and saw Him, fell at His feet and exclaimed, "Master, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
though deeply troubled, asked them, "Where have you laid him?" "Master, come and see," was their reply.
"Take away the stone," said Jesus. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, "Master, by this time there is a foul smell; for it is three days since he died."
When He came to Simon Peter, Peter objected. "Master," he said, "are *you* going to wash my feet?"
"Master," said Peter, "wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."
You call me 'The Rabbi' and 'The Master,' and rightly so, for such I am.
If I then, your Master and Rabbi, have washed your feet, it is also your duty to wash one another's feet.
In most solemn truth I tell you that a servant is not superior to his master, nor is a messenger superior to him who sent him.
So he, having his head on Jesus's bosom, leaned back and asked, "Master, who is it?"
"Master," inquired Simon Peter, "where are you going?" "Where I am going," replied Jesus, "you cannot be my follower now, but you shall be later."
"Master," asked Peter again, "why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life on your behalf.
"Master," said Thomas, "we do not know where you are going. In what sense do we know the way?"
"Master," said Philip, "cause us to see the Father: that is all we need."
No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all that I have heard from the Father I have made known to you.
Bear in mind what I said to you, 'A servant is not superior to his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
So she ran, as fast as she could, to find Simon Peter and the other disciple--the one who was dear to Jesus--and to tell them, "They have taken the Master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him."
Mary of Magdala came and brought word to the disciples. "I have seen the Master," she said. And she told them that He had said these things to her.
Having said this He showed them His hands and also His side; and the disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Master.
So the rest of the disciples told him, "We have seen the Master!" His reply was, "Unless I see in his hands the wound made by the nails and put my finger into the wound, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it."
This made the disciple whom Jesus loved say to Peter, "It is the Master." Simon Peter therefore, when he heard the words, "It is the Master," drew on his fisherman's shirt--for he had not been wearing it--put on his girdle, and sprang into the water.
"Come this way and have breakfast," said Jesus. But not one of the disciples ventured to question Him as to who He was, for they felt sure that it was the Master.
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Master," was his answer; "you know that you are dear to me." "Then feed my lambs," replied Jesus.
Again a second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Master," he said, "you know that you are dear to me." "Then be a shepherd to my sheep," He said.
A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus.
Peter turned round and noticed the disciple whom Jesus loved following--the one who at the supper had leaned back on His breast and had asked, "Master, who is it that is betraying you?"
On seeing him, Peter asked Jesus, "And, Master, what about him?"
Once when they were with Him, they asked Him, "Master, is this the time at which you are about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"
Who are you that you should find fault with the servant of another? Whether he stands or falls is a matter which concerns his own master. But stand he will; for the Master can give him power to stand.
Food of all kinds is meant for the stomach, and the stomach is meant for food, and God will cause both of them to perish. Yet the body does not exist for the purpose of fornication, but for the Master's service, and the Master exists for the body;
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