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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Master

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A person who has servants under him; a ruler, or instructor. The duties of masters relate to the civil concerns of the family. To arrange the several businesses required of servants; to give particular instructions for what is to be done, and how it is to be done; to take care that no more is required of servants than they are equal to; to be gentle in our deportment towards them; to reprove them when they do wrong, to commend them when they do right; to make them an adequate recompense for their services, as to protection, maintenance, wages and character.

2. As to the morals of servants. Masters must look well to their servants's characters before they hire them; instruct them in the habits of virtue; watch over their morals, and set them good examples.

3. As to their religious interests. They should instruct them in the knowledge of divine things, Genesis 14:14 . Genesis 18:19 . Pray with them and for them, Joshua 24:15 . Allow them time and leisure for religious services, &c. Ephesians 6:9 .

See Stennett on Domestic Duties, ser. 8; Paley's Moral Phil. vol. 1: 233, 235; Beattie's Elements of Moral Science, vol. 1: 150, 153; Doddridge's Lec. vol. 2: 266.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Master'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/master.html. 1802.

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