'Servant' in the Bible
"Sir," he said, "my servant at home is lying ill with paralysis, and is suffering great pain."
"Sir," replied the Captain, "I am not a fit person to receive you under my roof: merely say the word, and my servant will be cured.
And Jesus said to the Captain, "Go, and just as you have believed, so be it for you." And the servant recovered precisely at that time.
"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?
"This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.
The servant therefore falling down, prostrated himself at his feet and entreated him. "'Only give me time,' he said, 'and I will pay you the whole.'
But no sooner had that servant gone out, than he met with one of his fellow servants who owed him 100 shillings; and seizing him by the throat and nearly strangling him he exclaimed, "'Pay me all you owe.'
At once his master called him and said, "'Wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you entreated me:
Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,
He who is the greatest among you shall be your servant;
"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;
"'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?
But as for this worthless servant, put him out into the darkness outside: *there* will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.'
But one of those with Jesus drew his sword and struck the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear.
Then sitting down He called the Twelve, and said to them, "If any one wishes to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
but it is not to be so among you. No, whoever desires to be great among you must be your servant;
Again he sent to them another servant: and as for him, they wounded him in the head and treated him shamefully.
But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck a blow at the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear.
His servant Israel He has helped, Remembering His compassion--
And has raised up a mighty Deliverer for us In the house of David His servant--
"Now, O Sovereign Lord, Thou dost send Thy servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Thy word,
Here the servant of a certain Captain, a man dear to his master, was ill and at the point of death;
and the Captain, hearing about Jesus, sent to Him some of the Jewish Elders, begging Him to come and restore his servant to health.
And the friends who had been sent, on returning to the house, found the servant in perfect health.
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;
And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.
At dinner-time he sent his servant to announce to those who had been invited, "'Come, for things are now ready.'
"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.'
"Soon the servant reported the result, saying, "'Sir, what you ordered is done, and there is room still.'
"No servant can be in bondage to two masters. For either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will cling fast to one and scorn the other. You cannot be bondservants both of God and of gold."
But which of you who has a servant ploughing, or tending sheep, will say to him when he comes in from the farm, 'Come at once and take your place at table,'
Does he thank the servant for obeying his orders?
"'Well done, good servant,' he replied; 'because you have been faithful in a very small matter, be in authority over ten towns.'
"'By your own words,' he replied, 'I will judge you, you bad servant. You knew me to be a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow:
At vintage-time he sent a servant to the vine-dressers, for them to give him a share of the crop; but the vine-dressers beat him cruelly and sent him away empty-handed.
Then he sent a second servant; and him too they beat and ill treated and sent away empty-handed.
And one of them struck a blow at the High Priest's servant and cut off his right ear.
The hired servant--one who is not a shepherd and does not own the sheep--no sooner sees the wolf coming than he leaves the sheep and runs away; and the wolf worries and scatters them.
For he is only a hired servant and cares nothing for the sheep.
If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.
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.
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.
Simon Peter, however, having a sword, drew it, and, aiming at the High Priest's servant, cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our forefathers, has conferred this honour on His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to let Him go.
It is to you first that God, after raising His Servant from the grave, has sent Him to bless you, by causing every one of you to turn from your wickedness."
and didst say through the Holy Spirit by the lips of our forefather David Thy servant, "'Why have the nations stamped and raged, and the peoples formed futile plans?
"They did indeed assemble in this city in hostility to Thy holy Servant Jesus whom Thou hadst anointed--Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and also the tribes of Israel--
whilst Thou stretchest out Thine arm to cure men, and to give signs and marvels through the name of Thy holy Servant Jesus."
had come to the door and had called the servant, and were asking, "Is Simon, surnamed Peter, staying here?"
But rise, and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for the very purpose of appointing you My servant and My witness both as to the things you have already seen and as to those in which I will appear to you.
For he is God's servant for your benefit. But if you do what is wrong, be afraid. He does not wear the sword to no purpose: he is God's servant--an administrator to inflict punishment upon evil-doers.
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.
My meaning is that Christ has become a servant to the people of Israel in vindication of God's truthfulness-- in showing how sure are the promises made to our forefathers--
Herewith I introduce our sister Phoebe to you, who is a servant of the Church at Cenchreae,
And tell Archippus to discharge carefully the duties devolving upon him as a servant of the Lord.
If you warn the brethren of these dangers you will be a good and faithful servant of Christ Jesus, inwardly feeding on the lessons of the faith and of the sound teaching of which you have been, and are, so close a follower.
Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.
no longer as a slave, but as something better than a slave--a brother peculiarly dear to me, and even dearer to you, both as a servant and as a fellow Christian.
Moreover, Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant in delivering the message given him to speak;
But it is by faith that My righteous servant shall live; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him."
The revelation given by Jesus Christ, which God granted Him, that He might make known to His servants certain events which must shortly come to pass: and He sent His angel and communicated it to His servant John.
And they were singing the song of Moses, God's servant, and the song of the Lamb. Their words were, "Great and wonderful are Thy works, O Lord God, the Ruler of all. Righteous and true are Thy ways, O King of the nations.
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