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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Servants

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  • Early mention of
    Genesis 9:25,26

  • DIVIDED INTO
    • Male
      Genesis 24:34; 32:5
    • Female
      Genesis 16:6; 32:5
    • Bond
      Genesis 43:18; Leviticus 25:46
    • Hired
      Mark 1:20; Luke 15:17

  • Persons devoted to the service of another so called
    Psalm 119:49; Isaiah 56:6

  • The subjects of a prince or king so called
    Exodus 9:20; 11:8

  • Persons of low condition so called
    Ecclesiastes 10:7

  • Persons devoted to God so called
    Psalm 119:49; Isaiah 56:6; Romans 1:1

  • The term often used to express humility
    Genesis 18:3; 33:5; 1 Samuel 20:7; 1 Kings 20:32

  • HIRED
    • Called hireling
      Job 7:1; John 10:12,13
    • Engaged by the year
      Leviticus 25:53; Isaiah 16:14
    • Engaged by the day
      Matthew 20:2
    • Not to be oppressed
      Deuteronomy 24:14
    • To be paid without delay at the expiration of their service
      Leviticus 19:13; Deuteronomy 24:15
    • To be esteemed worthy of their hire
      Luke 10:7
    • To partake of the produce of the land in the sabbatical Year
      Leviticus 25:6
    • If foreigners not allowed to partake of the passover or Holy things
      Exodus 12:45; Leviticus 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
      Leviticus 25:39,40
    • Hebrew slaves serving strangers to be treated as
      Leviticus 25:47,53
    • Often stood in the market place waiting for employment
      Matthew 20:1-3
    • Often will fed and taken care of
      Luke 15:17
    • Often oppressed and their wages kept back
      Malachi 3:5; James 5:4

  • SLAVES OR BOND
    • Called bondmen
      Genesis 43:18; 44:9
    • By birth
      Genesis 14:14; Psalm 116:16; Jeremiah 2:14
    • By purchase
      Genesis 17:27; 37:36
    • Captives taken in war often kept as
      Deuteronomy 20:14; 2 Kings 5:2
    • Strangers sojourning in Israel might be purchased as
      Leviticus 25:45
    • Persons belonging to other nations might be purchased as
      Leviticus 25:44
    • Persons unable to pay their debts liable to be sold as
      2 Kings 4:1; Nehemiah 5:4,5; Matthew 18:25
    • Thieves unable to make restitution were sold as
      Exodus 22:3
    • More valuable than hired servants
      Deuteronomy 15:18
    • When Israelites not to be treated with rigour
      Leviticus 25:39,40,46
    • When Israelites to have their liberty after six years Service
      Exodus 21:2; Deuteronomy 15:12
    • Israelites sold as, refusing their liberty, to have their Ears bored to the door
      Exodus 21:5,6; Deuteronomy 15:16,17
    • Israelites sold to strangers as, might be redeemed by their Nearest of kin
      Leviticus 25:47-55
    • All Israelites sold as, to be free at the jubilee
      Leviticus 25:10,40,41,54
    • Could not when set free demand wives or children procured During servitude
      Exodus 21:3,4
    • To be furnished liberally, when their servitude expired
      Deuteronomy 15:13,14
    • When foreigners to be circumcised
      Genesis 17:13,27; Exodus 12:44
    • To be allowed to rest on the Sabbath
      Exodus 20:10
    • To participate in all national rejoicings
      Deuteronomy 12:18; 16:11,14
    • Persons of distinction had many
      Genesis 14:14; Ecclesiastes 2:7
    • Engaged in the most menial offices
      1 Samuel 25:41; John 13:4,5
    • Maimed of injured by masters to have their freedom
      Exodus 21:26,27
    • Masters to be recompensed for injury done to
      Exodus 21:32
    • Laws respecting the killing of
      Exodus 21:20,21
    • Of others not to be coveted or enticed away
      Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21
    • Seeking protection not to be delivered up to masters
      Deuteronomy 23:15
    • Custom of branding, alluded to
      Galatians 6:17
    • Sometimes rose to rank and station
      Ecclesiastes 10:7
    • Sometimes intermarried with their master's family
      1 Chronicles 2:34,35
    • Laws respecting marriage with female
      Exodus 21:7-11
    • Seizing and stealing of men for, condemned and punished by The law
      Exodus 21:16; Deuteronomy 24:7; 1 Timothy 1:10
    • Laws respecting, often violated
      Jeremiah 34:8-16

  • BOND, ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of Christ
      Psalm 40:6; Hebrews 10:5; Philippians 2:7,8
    • Of saints
      1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23
    • Of the wicked
      2 Peter 2:19; Romans 6:16,19

  • Christ condescended to the office of
    Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:27; John 13:5; Philippians 2:7

  • Are inferior to their masters
    Luke 22:27

  • Should follow Christ's example
    1 Peter 2:21

  • DUTIES OF, TO MASTERS
    • To pray for them
      Genesis 24:12
    • To honour them
      Malachi 1:6; 1 Timothy 6:1
    • To revere them the more, when they are believers
      1 Timothy 6:2
    • To be subject to them
      1 Peter 2:18
    • To obey them
      Ephesians 6:5; Titus 2:9
    • To attend to their call
      Psalm 123:2
    • To please them well in all things
      Titus 2:9
    • To sympathise with them
      2 Samuel 12:18
    • To prefer their business to their own necessary food
      Genesis 24:33
    • To bless God for mercies shown to them
      Genesis 24:27,48
    • To be faithful to them
      Luke 16:10-12; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Titus 2:10
    • To be profitable to them
      Luke 19:15,16,18; Philippians 1:11
    • To be anxious for their welfare
      1 Samuel 25:14-17; 2 Kings 5:2,3
    • To be earnest in transacting their business
      Genesis 24:54-56
    • To be prudent in the management of their affairs
      Genesis 24:34-49
    • To be industrious in labouring for them
      Nehemiah 4:16,23
    • To be kind and attentive to their guests
      Genesis 43:23,24
    • To be submissive even to the froward
      Genesis 16:6,9; 1 Peter 2:18
    • Not to answer them rudely
      Titus 2:9
    • Not to serve them with eye-service, as men-pleasers
      Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22
    • Not to defraud them
      Titus 2:10

  • Should be contented in their situation
    1 Corinthians 7:20,21

  • Should be compassionate to their fellows
    Matthew 18:33

  • SHOULD SERVE
    • For conscience towards God
      1 Peter 2:19
    • In the fear of God
      Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22
    • As the servants of Christ
      Ephesians 6:5,6
    • Heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men
      Ephesians 6:7; Colossians 3:23
    • As doing the will of God from the heart
      Ephesians 6:6
    • In singleness of heart
      Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22
    • With good will
      Ephesians 6:7

  • When patient under injury are acceptable to God
    1 Peter 2:19,20

  • When Good
    • Are the servants of Christ
      Colossians 3:24
    • Are brethren beloved in the Lord
      Philippians 1:16
    • Are the Lord's freemen
      1 Corinthians 7:22
    • Are partakers of gospel privileges
      1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:11
    • Deserve the confidence of their masters
      Genesis 24:2,4,10; 39:4
    • Often exalted
      Genesis 41:40; Proverbs 17:2
    • Often advanced by master
      Genesis 39:4,5
    • To be honoured
      Genesis 24:31; Proverbs 27:18
    • Bring God's blessing upon their masters
      Genesis 30:27,30; 39:3
    • Adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things
      Titus 2:10
    • Have God with them
      Genesis 31:42; 39:21; Acts 7:9,10
    • Are prospered by God
      Genesis 39:3
    • Are protected by God
      Genesis 31:7
    • Are guided by God
      Genesis 24:7,27
    • Are blessed by God
      Matthew 24:46
    • Are mourned over after death
      Genesis 35:8
    • Shall be rewarded
      Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:24

  • The property of masters increased by faithful
    Genesis 30:29,30

  • CHARACTERISTICS OF WICKED SERVANTS
    • Eye-service
      Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22
    • Men-pleasers
      Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22
    • Deceit
      2 Samuel 19:26; Psalm 101:6,7
    • Quarrelsomeness
      Genesis 13:7; 26:20
    • Covetousness
      2 Kings 5:20
    • Lying
      2 Kings 5:22,24
    • Stealing
      Titus 2:10
    • Gluttony
      Matthew 24:49
    • Unmerciful to their fellows
      Matthew 18:30
    • Will not submit to correction
      Proverbs 29:19
    • Do not bear to be exalted
      Proverbs 30:21,22; Isaiah 3:5
    • Shall be punished
      Matthew 24:50

  • Good-Exemplified
    • Eliezer
      Genesis 24:1-67
    • Deborah
      Genesis 24:59; 35:8
    • Jacob
      Genesis 31:36-40
    • Joseph
      Genesis 39:3; Acts 7:10
    • Servants of Boaz
      Ruth 2:4
    • Jonathan's armour bearer
      1 Samuel 14:6,7
    • David's servants
      2 Samuel 12:18
    • Captive maid
      2 Kings 5:2-4
    • Servants of Naaman
      2 Kings 5:13
    • Servants of Centurion
      Matthew 8:9
    • Servants of Cornelius
      Acts 10:7
    • Onesimus after his conversion
      Philippians 1:11

  • Bad-Exemplified
    • Servants of Abraham and Lot
      Genesis 13:7
    • Servants of Abimelech
      Genesis 21:25
    • Absalom's servants [Absalom's servants obeyed a bad master; They were bad men rather than bad servants]
      2 Samuel 13:28,29; 14:30
    • Ziba
      2 Samuel 16:1-4
    • Servants of Shimei
      1 Kings 2:39
    • Jeroboam
      1 Kings 11:26
    • Zimri
      1 Kings 16:9
    • Gehazi
      2 Kings 5:20
    • Servants of Amon
      2 Kings 21:23
    • Job's servants
      Job 19:16
    • Servants of the High Priest
      Mark 14:65
    • Onesimus before his conversion
      Philippians 1:11

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Servants'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/s/servants.html. 1897.

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