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Ephesians 6:5-9

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


[1] 6:5 Or servants; Greek bondservants; similarly verse 8
[2] 6:5 Or your masters according to the flesh
[3] 6:6 Or slaves; Greek bondservants
[4] 6:9 Greek Lord

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