Bible Verses About Servants

    Early mention of  Ge 9:25,26
    Divided into
      Male.  Ge 24:34; 32:5
      Female.  Ge 16:6; 32:5
      Bond.  Ge 43:18; Le 25:46
      Hired.  Mr 1:20; Lu 15:17
    Persons devoted to the service of another so called  Ps 119:49; Isa 56:6
    The subjects of a prince or king so called  Ex 9:20; 11:8
    Persons of low condition so called  Ec 10:7
    Persons devoted to God so called  Ps 119:49; Isa 56:6; Ro 1:1
    The term often used to express humility  Ge 18:3; 33:5; 1Sa 20:7; 1Ki 20:32
      Called hireling.  Job 7:1; Joh 10:12,13
      Engaged by the year.  Le 25:53; Isa 16:14
      Engaged by the day.  Mt 20:2
      Not to be oppressed.  De 24:14
      To be paid without delay at the expiration of their service.  Le 19:13; De 24:15
      To be esteemed worthy of their hire.  Lu 10:7
      To partake of the produce of the land in the sabbatical year.  Le 25:6
      If foreigners not allowed to partake of the passover or holy things.  Ex 12:45; Le 22:10
      Anxiety of, for the end of their daily toil, alluded to.  Job 7:2
      Hebrew slaves serving their brethren to be treated as.  Le 25:39,40
      Hebrew slaves serving strangers to be treated as.  Le 25:47,53
      Often stood in the market place waiting for employment.  Mt 20:1-3
      Often will fed and taken care of.  Lu 15:17
      Often oppressed and their wages kept back.  Mal 3:5; Jas 5:4
    Slaves or bond
      Called bondmen.  Ge 43:18; 44:9
      By birth.  Ge 14:14; Ps 116:16; Jer 2:14
      By purchase.  Ge 17:27; 37:36
      Captives taken in war often kept as.  De 20:14; 2Ki 5:2
      Strangers sojourning in Israel might be purchased as.  Le 25:45
      Persons belonging to other nations might be purchased as.  Le 25:44
      Persons unable to pay their debts liable to be sold as.  2Ki 4:1; Ne 5:4,5; Mt 18:25
      Thieves unable to make restitution were sold as.  Ex 22:3
      More valuable than hired servants.  De 15:18
      When Israelites not to be treated with rigour.  Le 25:39,40,46
      When Israelites to have their liberty after six years service.  Ex 21:2; De 15:12
      Israelites sold as, refusing their liberty, to have their ears bored to the door.  Ex 21:5,6; De 15:16,17
      Israelites sold to strangers as, might be redeemed by their nearest of kin.  Le 25:47-55
      All Israelites sold as, to be free at the jubilee.  Le 25:10,40,41,54
      Could not when set free demand wives or children procured during servitude.  Ex 21:3,4
      To be furnished liberally, when their servitude expired.  De 15:13,14
      When foreigners to be circumcised.  Ge 17:13,27; Ex 12:44
      To be allowed to rest on the Sabbath.  Ex 20:10
      To participate in all national rejoicings.  De 12:18; 16:11,14
      Persons of distinction had many.  Ge 14:14; Ec 2:7
      Engaged in the most menial offices.  1Sa 25:41; Joh 13:4,5
      Maimed of injured by masters to have their freedom.  Ex 21:26,27
      Masters to be recompensed for injury done to.  Ex 21:32
      Laws respecting the killing of.  Ex 21:20,21
      Of others not to be coveted or enticed away.  Ex 20:17; De 5:21
      Seeking protection not to be delivered up to masters.  De 23:15
      Custom of branding, alluded to.  Ga 6:17
      Sometimes rose to rank and station.  Ec 10:7
      Sometimes intermarried with their master's family.  1Ch 2:34,35
      Laws respecting marriage with female.  Ex 21:7-11
      Seizing and stealing of men for, condemned and punished by the law.  Ex 21:16; De 24:7; 1Ti 1:10
      Laws respecting, often violated.  Jer 34:8-16
    Bond, illustrative
      Of Christ.  Ps 40:6; Heb 10:5; Php 2:7,8
      Of saints.  1Co 6:20; 7:23
      Of the wicked.  2Pe 2:19; Ro 6:16,19
    Christ condescended to the office of  Mt 20:28; Lu 22:27; Joh 13:5; Php 2:7
    Are inferior to their masters  Lu 22:27
    Should follow Christ's example  1Pe 2:21
    Duties of, to masters
      To pray for them.  Ge 24:12
      To honour them.  Mal 1:6; 1Ti 6:1
      To revere them the more, when they are believers.  1Ti 6:2
      To be subject to them.  1Pe 2:18
      To obey them.  Eph 6:5; Tit 2:9
      To attend to their call.  Ps 123:2
      To please them well in all things.  Tit 2:9
      To sympathise with them.  2Sa 12:18
      To prefer their business to their own necessary food.  Ge 24:33
      To bless God for mercies shown to them.  Ge 24:27,48
      To be faithful to them.  Lu 16:10-12; 1Co 4:2; Tit 2:10
      To be profitable to them.  Lu 19:15,16,18; Phm 1:11
      To be anxious for their welfare.  1Sa 25:14-17; 2Ki 5:2,3
      To be earnest in transacting their business.  Ge 24:54-56
      To be prudent in the management of their affairs.  Ge 24:34-49
      To be industrious in labouring for them.  Ne 4:16,23
      To be kind and attentive to their guests.  Ge 43:23,24
      To be submissive even to the froward.  Ge 16:6,9; 1Pe 2:18
      Not to answer them rudely.  Tit 2:9
      Not to serve them with eye-service, as men-pleasers.  Eph 6:6; Col 3:22
      Not to defraud them.  Tit 2:10
    Should be contented in their situation  1Co 7:20,21
    Should be compassionate to their fellows  Mt 18:33
    Should serve When patient under injury are acceptable to God  1Pe 2:19,20
    When Good
      Are the servants of Christ.  Col 3:24
      Are brethren beloved in the Lord.  Phm 1:16
      Are the Lord's freemen.  1Co 7:22
      Are partakers of gospel privileges.  1Co 12:13; Ga 3:28; Eph 6:8; Col 3:11
      Deserve the confidence of their masters.  Ge 24:2,4,10; 39:4
      Often exalted.  Ge 41:40; Pr 17:2
      Often advanced by master.  Ge 39:4,5
      To be honoured.  Ge 24:31; Pr 27:18
      Bring God's blessing upon their masters.  Ge 30:27,30; 39:3
      Adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things.  Tit 2:10
      Have God with them.  Ge 31:42; 39:21; Ac 7:9,10
      Are prospered by God.  Ge 39:3
      Are protected by God.  Ge 31:7
      Are guided by God.  Ge 24:7,27
      Are blessed by God.  Mt 24:46
      Are mourned over after death.  Ge 35:8
      Shall be rewarded.  Eph 6:8; Col 3:24
    The property of masters increased by faithful  Ge 30:29,30
    Characteristics of wicked servants
      Eye-service.  Eph 6:6; Col 3:22
      Men-pleasers.  Eph 6:6; Col 3:22
      Deceit.  2Sa 19:26; Ps 101:6,7
      Quarrelsomeness.  Ge 13:7; 26:20
      Covetousness.  2Ki 5:20
      Lying.  2Ki 5:22,24
      Stealing.  Tit 2:10
      Gluttony.  Mt 24:49
      Unmerciful to their fellows.  Mt 18:30
      Will not submit to correction.  Pr 29:19
      Do not bear to be exalted.  Pr 30:21,22; Isa 3:5
      Shall be punished.  Mt 24:50
      Eliezer.  Ge 24:1-67
      Deborah.  Ge 24:59; 35:8
      Jacob.  Ge 31:36-40
      Joseph.  Ge 39:3; Ac 7:10
      Servants of Boaz.  Ru 2:4
      Jonathan's armour bearer.  1Sa 14:6,7
      David's servants.  2Sa 12:18
      Captive maid.  2Ki 5:2-4
      Servants of Naaman.  2Ki 5:13
      Servants of Centurion.  Mt 8:9
      Servants of Cornelius.  Ac 10:7
      Onesimus after his conversion.  Phm 1:11
      Servants of Abraham and Lot.  Ge 13:7
      Servants of Abimelech.  Ge 21:25
      Absalom's servants [Absalom's servants obeyed a bad master; they were bad men rather than bad servants].  2Sa 13:28,29; 14:30
      Ziba.  2Sa 16:1-4
      Servants of Shimei.  1Ki 2:39
      Jeroboam.  1Ki 11:26
      Zimri.  1Ki 16:9
      Gehazi.  2Ki 5:20
      Servants of Amon.  2Ki 21:23
      Job's servants.  Job 19:16
      Servants of the High Priest.  Mr 14:65
      Onesimus before his conversion.  Phm 1:11