'Slave' in the Bible
He also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.
she told Abraham, "Throw out this slave girl, along with her son, because this slave's son will never be a co-heir with my son Isaac!"
but God told Abraham, "Don't be troubled about the youth and your slave girl. Pay attention to Sarah in everything she tells you, because your offspring are to be named through Isaac.
Nevertheless, I will make the slave girl's son into a nation, since he, too, is your offspring."
and then this is what she told him: "That Hebrew slave whom you brought to us came in here to rape me.
"Agreed," he responded. "Just as you've said, the one who is found to have it in his possession will become my slave, and the rest of you will be innocent."
"Far be it from me to do this," Joseph responded. "The man in whose possession the cup was discovered will be my slave, but the rest of you may leave in peace to be with your father."
Therefore, please allow your servant to remain as a slave to Your Excellency, instead of the young man, and let the young man go back home with his brothers.
He observed that his resting place was excellent, and that the land was pleasant; he bent down, picked up his burdens, and became a slave at forced labor."
The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain,
and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the slave girl who operatesthe hand mill, along with the firstborn of the animals.
though any slave purchased with money may eat it after you have circumcised him.
If a priest acquires a slave as property with his own money, he may eat with him. Those who were born in his house may eat his food.
"If your brother with you becomes so poor that he sells himself to you, you are not to make him serve like a bond slave.
You are to remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, but the LORD your God brought you out from there with great power and a show of force. Therefore, the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
"When a fellow Hebrew male or female slave is sold to you and serves you for six years, then in the seventh year you are to set them free.
Don't ever forget that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, yet the LORD your God redeemed you. Therefore, I'm giving you these commands today.
"Should that slave say to you, "I won't leave you,' because he loves you and your household, and it was good for him to be with you,
then take an awl and pierce through his earlobe into the door. Then he will be your slave forever. You are to do the same for your female slaves.
"Don't hand over a slave who escaped from his master when he runs to you.
She got up, prostrated herself face down on the ground, and replied, "Your servant would be a slave to wash the feet of your majesty's servants."
The Egyptian replied, "I'm a young Egyptian man, the slave of an Amalekite man. My master abandoned me, because I got sick three days ago. We raided the Negev of the Cherethites, the territory that belongs to Judah, and the Negev of Caleb, and we set Ziklag on fire."
"Therefore, watch while I bring calamity on Jeroboam's dynasty! "I will eliminate every male, both slave and free in Israel, from Jeroboam.
For the LORD observed Israel's bitter misery, and there was no one left, neither slave nor free, and there was no deliverer for Israel.
Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. However, Sheshan had an Egyptian slave named Jarha.
So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his slave Jarha, and she bore him Attai.
The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.
Under a slave when he becomes a king, a fool when he is overfed,
"Is Israel a slave, or was he born a servant? Why then has he become plunder?
All the nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until his country's time also comes, and then many nations and great kings will use him as a slave.
"A disciple is not above his teacher, and a slave is not above his master.
It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher and a slave to be like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they do the same to those of his household!"
and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave.
and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to everyone,
But he answered his father, "Listen! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I've never disobeyed a command of yours. Yet you've never given me so much as a young goat for a festival so I could celebrate with my friends.
Jesus answered them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
The slave does not remain in the household forever, but the son does remain forever.
"Joseph's brothers became jealous of him and sold Joseph as a slave in Egypt. However, God was with him
Once, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of fortune-telling and who had brought her owners a great deal of money by predicting the future.
For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am merely human, sold as a slave to sin.
Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that bother you. Of course, if you have a chance to become free, take advantage of the opportunity.
For the slave who has been called to belong to the Lord is the Lord's free person. In the same way, the free person who has been called is the Messiah's slave.
Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.
Now what I am saying is this: As long as an heir is a child, he is no better off than a slave, even though he owns everything.
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if you are a child, then you are also an heir because of what God did.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free woman.
Now the slave woman's son was conceived through human means, while the free woman's son was conceived through divine promise.
But what does the Scripture say? "Drive out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman must never share the inheritance with the son of the free woman."
So then, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.
because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.
In him there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free person. Instead, the Messiah is all and in all.
16no longer as a slave but better than a slave as a dear brother, especially to me, but even more so to you, both as a person and as a believer.
Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.