'Masters' in the Bible
Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him; for he refreshes the soul of his masters.
The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
and give them a command to their masters, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, You shall tell your masters:
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon.
But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Christ.
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve God and mammon."
It happened, as we were going to prayer, that a certain girl having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by fortune telling.
But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
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;
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.
Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
Let as many as are bondservants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine not be blasphemed.
Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.
Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.