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Servant

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index
Servant

Bond servant:

Laws of Moses concerning
Exodus 21:1-11; Exodus 21:20-21; Exodus 21:26-27; Exodus 21:32; Leviticus 19:20-22; Leviticus 25:6; Leviticus 25:10; Leviticus 25:35-55; Deuteronomy 15:12; Deuteronomy 15:14; Deuteronomy 15:18; Deuteronomy 24:7

Manstealing forbidden
Deuteronomy 21:10-14; Deuteronomy 24:7; 1 Timothy 1:10; Revelation 18:13

Fugitive, not to be returned to master
Deuteronomy 23:15-16

David erroneously supposed to be a fugitive slave
1 Samuel 25:10

Instances of fugitive, Hagar, commanded by an angel to return to her mistress
Genesis 16:9

Sought by Shimei
1 Kings 2:39-41

Interceded for, by Paul
Philippians 1:10-21

Rights of those born to a master
Genesis 14:14; Genesis 17:13; Genesis 17:27; Exodus 21:4; Proverbs 29:21; Ecclesiastes 2:7; Jeremiah 2:14

Bought and sold
Genesis 17:13; Genesis 17:27; Genesis 37:28; Genesis 37:36; Genesis 39:17; Deuteronomy 28:68; Esther 7:4; Ezekiel 27:13; Joel 3:6; Amos 8:6; Revelation 18:13

Captives of war made servants
Deuteronomy 20:14; Deuteronomy 21:10-14; 2 Kings 5:2; 2 Chronicles 28:8; 2 Chronicles 28:10; Lamentations 5:13

Captive bond servants shared by priests and Levites
Numbers 31:28-47

Thieves punished by being made servants
Genesis 43:18; Exodus 22:3

Defaulting debtors made servants
Leviticus 25:39; Matthew 18:25

Children of defaulting debtors sold for servants
2 Kings 4:1-7

Voluntary servitude of
Leviticus 25:47; Deuteronomy 15:16-17; Joshua 9:11-21

Given as dowry
Genesis 29:24; Genesis 29:29

Owned by priests
Leviticus 22:11; Mark 14:66

Slaves owned slaves
2 Samuel 9:10

The master might marry, or give in marriage
Exodus 21:7-10; Deuteronomy 21:10-14; 1 Chronicles 2:34-35

Taken in concubinage
Genesis 16:1-2; Genesis 16:6; Genesis 30:3; Genesis 30:9

Used as soldiers by Abraham
Genesis 14:14

Must be circumcised
Genesis 17:13; Genesis 17:27; Exodus 12:44

Must enjoy religious privileges with the master's household
Deuteronomy 12:12; Deuteronomy 12:18; Deuteronomy 16:11; Deuteronomy 16:14; Deuteronomy 29:10-11

Must have rest on the Sabbath
Exodus 20:10; Exodus 23:12; Deuteronomy 5:14

Equal status of, with other disciples of Jesus
1 Corinthians 7:21-22; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 6:8

Kindness to, enjoined
Leviticus 25:43; Ephesians 6:9

Bond service threatened, as a national punishment, for disobedience of Israel
Deuteronomy 28:68; Joel 3:7-8

Degrading influences of bondage exemplified by cowardice
Exodus 14:11-12; Exodus 16:3; Judges 5:16-18; Judges 5:23

Emancipation of
Ezra 1:1-4; Jeremiah 34:8-22; 1 Corinthians 7:21

Freedmen called libertines
Acts 6:9

Cruelty to:

Hagar, by Sarah
Genesis 16:1-6; Genesis 21:9-21; Galatians 4:22-31


The Israelites, by the king of Egypt
Exodus 1:8-22; Exodus 2:1-4; Acts 7:19; Acts 7:34


Sick, abandoned
1 Samuel 30:13

Kindness to:

By the centurion
Matthew 8:8-13; Luke 7:2-10


By Paul
Philippians 1:1-21


Instances of:

Joseph
Genesis 37:26-28; Genesis 37:36


Israelites
Exodus 1:10-22; Exodus 5:7-14; Deuteronomy 6:12; Deuteronomy 6:21


Gibeonites
Joshua 9:22-27


Canaanites
1 Kings 9:21


Jews in Babylon
2 Chronicles 36:20; 2 Chronicles 17:1


Emancipation of
2 Chronicles 36:23; Ezra 1:1-4


Figurative
Leviticus 25:42; Leviticus 25:55; Psalms 116:16; Matthew 24:45-51; Luke 12:35-48; Luke 17:7-9; John 8:32-35; Romans 6:16-22; 1 Corinthians 4:1; 1 Corinthians 7:21-23; Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 2:16; 2 Peter 2:19; Revelation 7:3

Instances of good:

Joseph
Genesis 39:2-20; Genesis 41:9-57; Acts 7:10


Elisha
2 Kings 2:1-6


Servants of Abraham
2 Kings 1:24


Servants of Boaz
Ruth 2:4


Servants of Jonathan
1 Samuel 14:7


Servants of Abigail
1 Samuel 25:14-17


Servants of David
2 Samuel 12:18; 2 Samuel 15:15; 2 Samuel 15:21


Servants of Ziba
2 Samuel 9:1-13


Servants of Naaman
2 Kings 5:2-3; 2 Kings 5:13


Servants of Nehemiah
Nehemiah 4:16; Nehemiah 4:23


Servants of centurion
Matthew 8:9


Servants of Cornelius
Acts 10:7


Onesimus
Philippians 1:11


Servants in the parable of the pounds and talents
Matthew 25:14-23; Luke 19:12-19


Instances of wicked and unfaithful:

Jeroboam
1 Kings 11:26


Gehazi
2 Kings 5:20-27


Zimri
1 Kings 16:9-10; 2 Kings 9:31


Onesimus
Philippians 1:11


Abraham and Lot
Genesis 13:7


Abimelech
Genesis 21:25


Ziba
2 Samuel 16:1-4; 2 Samuel 19:26-27


Absalom
2 Samuel 13:28-29; 2 Samuel 14:30


Shimei
1 Kings 2:39


Joash
2 Kings 12:19-21


Amon
2 Kings 21:23


Job
Job 19:15-16


In the parable of the talents and pounds
Matthew 25:24-30; Luke 19:20-26


In the parable of the vineyard
Matthew 21:33-41; Mark 12:1-9


Conspiracy by
Conspiracy

Unclassified scriptures relating to
Genesis 16:6-9; Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14; Nehemiah 5:8; Job 19:15-16; Job 31:13-14; Psalms 123:2; Proverbs 12:9; Proverbs 13:17; Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 19:10; Proverbs 25:13; Proverbs 26:6; Proverbs 27:18; Proverbs 27:27; Proverbs 29:19; Proverbs 29:21; Proverbs 30:10; Proverbs 30:21-23; Ecclesiastes 7:21; Isaiah 52:3; Jeremiah 22:13; Jeremiah 34:8-17; Lamentations 5:8; Zephaniah 1:9; Malachi 1:6; Matthew 8:9; Matthew 24:45-51; Luke 12:35-48; Luke 16:1-13; Luke 17:7-9; Luke 22:27; John 13:16; Matthew 10:24-25; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 7:21-24; Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-25; 1 Timothy 6:1-2; Titus 2:9-10; 1 Peter 2:18-20
Employee; Employer; Master

Hired servant:

Jacob
Genesis 29:15; Genesis 30:26

Jacob re-employed
Genesis 30:27-34; Genesis 31:6-7; Genesis 31:41

Parable of laborers for a vineyard
Matthew 20:1-15

Parable of the father of the prodigal son
Luke 15:17; Luke 15:19

The prodigal
Luke 15:15-19

Treatment of, more considerate than that accorded slaves
Leviticus 25:53

Await employment in market place
Matthew 20:1-3

Wages paid in kind
Genesis 30:31-32; 2 Chronicles 2:10

Wages paid in money
Matthew 20:2

Unclassified scriptures relating to
Leviticus 19:13; Leviticus 25:39-41; Deuteronomy 24:14-15; Job 7:1-2; Job 14:6; Malachi 3:5; Matthew 10:9-10; Luke 10:7; Romans 4:4; Colossians 4:1; 1 Timothy 5:18; James 5:4
Master; Wages


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Servant

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Servant

SERV'ANT, [L. servans, from servo, to keep or hold; properly one that waits, that is, stops, holds, attends, or one that is bound.]

1. A person, male or female, that attends another for the pupose of performing menial offices for him, ot who is employed by another for such offices or for other labor, and is subject to his command. The word is correlative to master. Servant differs from slave, as the servant's subjection to a master is voluntary, the slave's is not. Every slave is a servant but every servant is not a slave.

Servants are of various kinds; as household or domestic servants, menial servants; laborers, who are hired by the day, week or other term, and do not reside with their employers, ot if they board in the same house, are employed abroad and not in the domestic services; apprentices, who are bound for a term of years to serve a master, for the purpose of learning his trade or occupation.

In a legal sense, stewards, factors, bailifs and other agents, are servants for the time they are employed in such character, as they act in subordination to others.

2. One in a state of subjection.

3.In Scripture, a slave; a bondman; one purchased for money, and who was compelled to serve till the year of jubilee; also, one purchased for a term of years.

4. The subject of a king; as the servents of David or of Saul.

The Syrians became servants to David. 2 Samuel 8:2.

5. A person who voluntarily serves another or acts as his minister; as joshua was the servant of Moses, and the apostles the apostles the servants of Christ. So Christ himself is called a servant, Isaiah 42:1. Moses is called the servant of the Lord, Duet. 34.

6. A person employed or used as an unstrument in accomplishing God's purposes of mercy or wrath. So Nebuchadnezzar is called the servant of God. Jeremiah 25:9.

7. One who yields obedience to another. The saints are called servants of God, or of righteousness; and the wicked are called the servants of sin.

8. That which yields obedience, or acts on subordination as an instrument.

9. One that makes painful sacrifices in compliance with the weakness or wants of others.

10. A person of base condition or ignoble spirit.

11. A word of civilith. I am, sir, your humble or obedient servant.

Our betters tell us they are our humble servants, but understand us to be their slaves. Swift.

Servant of servants, one debased to the lowest condition of servitude.

SERV'ANT, verb transitive To subject. [Not in use.]