Biblical Defenses of Slavery

Biblical Defenses of Slavery

Bible verses defending slavery

Titus 2:9-10

“Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters
in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not
argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good
faith, so that in everything they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Savior.”

Colossians 3:22

“Slaves, obey in everything those who are your
earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as
people-pleasers, but with sincerity of
heart, fearing the Lord.”

1 Timothy 6:1

“Let all who are under a yoke as slaves regard their
own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name
of God and the teaching may not be reviled. Those who
have believing masters must not be disrespectful on
the ground that they are brothers; rather they must
serve all the better since those who benefit by their
good service are believers and beloved.
Teach and urge these things.”

Matthew 10:24

“A disciple is not above his teacher,
nor a servant above his master.”

Leviticus 25:44

“As for your male and female slaves whom you
may have: you may buy male and female slaves
from among the nations that are around you.”

Proverbs 12:24

“The hand of the diligent will rule, while
the slothful will be put to forced labor.”

Leviticus 25:45

“As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you
may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that
are around you. You may also buy from among the strangers
who sojourn with you and their clans that are with you, who
have been born in your land, and they may be your property.
You may bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit
as a possession forever.”

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.”

Matthew 20:26-28

“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to
become great among you must be your servant,
and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.”

Ephesians 6:5

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters
with fear and trembling, with a
sincere heart, as you would Christ.”

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