(A)[a]Servants, be obedient unto them that are your masters, [b]according to the flesh, with [c]fear and trembling in singleness of your hearts, as unto Christ,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:5 Now he ascendeth to the third part of a family, to wit, to the duty both of the masters and of the servants. And he showeth that the duty of servants consisteth in a hearty love and reverence to their master.
  2. Ephesians 6:5 He mitigateth the sharpness of service, in that they are spiritually free, notwithstanding the same, and yet that spiritual freedom taketh not away corporal service, insomuch that they cannot be Christ’s, unless they serve their masters willingly and faithfully, so far forth as they may with safe conscience.
  3. Ephesians 6:5 With careful reverence: for slavish fear is not allowable, much less in Christian servants.

(A)[a]Let servants be subject to their masters, and please them in all [b]things, not answering again,

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Footnotes

  1. Titus 2:9 The seventh admonition, of servants’ duty toward their masters.
  2. Titus 2:9 Which may be done without offense to God.

And a (A)stone to stumble at, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient, unto the which thing they were even ordained.

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