THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

16:6But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

16:7And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

16:8And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

16:9And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Exodus (Author Moses)

20:10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Deuteronomy (Author Moses)

5:14But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

Nehemiah (Author Nehemiah or Ezra or both)

5:8And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

19:15They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.

19:16I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.

31:13If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

31:14What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

123:2Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

12:9He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

13:17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

17:2A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

19:10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

25:13As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

26:6He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

27:18Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

27:27And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

29:19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

29:21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

30:10Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

30:21For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

30:22For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

30:23For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

7:21Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

52:3For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

22:13Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;

34:8This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them;

34:9That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother.

34:10Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go.

34:11But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.

34:12Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

34:13Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying,

34:14At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.

34:15And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:

34:16But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.

34:17Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

Lamentations (Author Jeremiah)

5:8Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

Zephaniah (Author Zephaniah)

1:9In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.

Malachi (Author Malachi)

1:6A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Matthew (Author Matthew)

8:9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

10:24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

10:25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

24:45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

24:46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

24:47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

24:48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

24:49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

24:50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

24:51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke (Author Luke)

12:35Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

12:36And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

12:37Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

12:38And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

12:39And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

12:40Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

12:41Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?

12:42And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

12:43Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

12:44Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

12:45But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

12:46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

12:47And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

12:48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

16:1And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

16:2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.

16:3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

16:4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

16:5So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

16:6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

16:7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.

16:8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

16:9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

16:10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

16:11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

16:12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

16:13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

17:7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

17:8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

17:9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

22:27For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

John (Author John)

13:16Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

4:2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

7:21Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

7:22For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

7:23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

7:24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

Ephesians (Author Paul)

6:5Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

6:6Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

6:7With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

6:8Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

6:9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Colossians (Author Paul)

3:22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

3:23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

3:24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

3:25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

6:1Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

6:2And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

Titus (Author Paul)

2:9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

2:10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

1 Peter (Author Peter)

2:18Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

2:19For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

2:20For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.



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