Slaves and Masters

Ephesians 6

5 v Slaves, 1 obey your earthly masters 2 with fear and trembling, w with a sincere heart, x as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as y people-pleasers, but as servants 3 of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 z knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, a whether he is a slave or free. 9 Masters, do the same to them, b and stop your threatening, knowing that c he who is both their Master 4 and yours is in heaven, and that d there is no partiality with him.

  1. Cross References
    1 Peter 2:18
    Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.
  2. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:3
    But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
  3. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:22
    Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
  4. Cross References
    Galatians 1:10
    For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 62:12
    And that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.
  6. Cross References
    Galatians 3:28
    There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Colossians 3:11
    Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
  7. Cross References
    Leviticus 25:43
    You shall not rule over him ruthlessly but shall fear your God.
  8. Cross References
    John 13:13
    You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.
    Job 31:13 - 15
    If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant, when they brought a complaint against me.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:17
    For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
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