1 Timothy 6:2
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New International Version
Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves. These are the things you are to teach and insist on.

New Living Translation
If the masters are believers, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. Those slaves should work all the harder because their efforts are helping other believers who are well loved. Teach these things, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
Those who have believing masters should not show disrespect because they are brothers, but should serve them all the more, since those receiving their good service are beloved believers. Teach and encourage these principles.

Berean Literal Bible
Now those having believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brothers; but rather, let them serve them, because those being helped by the good service are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

New American Standard Bible
Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these principles.

King James Bible
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who have believing masters should not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but should serve them better, since those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved. Teach and encourage these things.

International Standard Version
Moreover, those who have believing masters should be respectful to them, because they are fellow believers. In fact, they must serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dear to them. These are the things you must teach and exhort.

NET Bible
But those who have believing masters must not show them less respect because they are brothers. Instead they are to serve all the more, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved. Summary of Timothy's Duties Teach them and exhort them about these things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let those who have believing masters not despise them, because they are their brothers, but let them rather serve them, because they are believers and beloved, by whom they are at peace in their service. Teach these things and implore them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Slaves whose masters also believe should respect their masters even though their masters are also believers. As a result, believers who are slaves should serve their masters even better because those who receive the benefit of their work are believers whom they love. Teach and encourage people to do these things.

New American Standard 1977
And let those who have believers as their masters not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but let them serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these principles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that have faithful masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren, but rather serve them better, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. Teach and exhort this.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are believers and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

American King James Version
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

American Standard Version
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but let them serve them the rather, because they that partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. These things teach and exhort.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but serve them the rather, because they are faithful and beloved, who are partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them] because they are brethren; but let them the rather serve them with subjection, because they are faithful and beloved, who profit by the good and ready service [rendered]. These things teach and exhort.

English Revised Version
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but let them serve them the rather, because they that partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. These things teach and exhort.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

Weymouth New Testament
And those who have believing masters should not be wanting in respect towards them because they are their brethren, but should serve them all the more willingly because those who profit by the faithful service rendered are believers and are friends.

World English Bible
Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Young's Literal Translation
and those having believing masters, let them not slight them, because they are brethren, but rather let them serve, because they are stedfast and beloved, who of the benefit are partaking. These things be teaching and exhorting;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-5 Christians were not to suppose that religious knowledge, or Christian privileges, gave them any right to despise heathen masters, or to disobey lawful commands, or to expose their faults to others. And such as enjoyed the privilege of living with believing masters, were not to withhold due respect and reverence, because they were equal in respect to religious privileges, but were to serve with double diligence and cheerfulness, because of their faith in Christ, and as partakers of his free salvation. We are not to consent to any words as wholesome, except the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; to these we must give unfeigned consent. Commonly those are most proud who know least; for they do not know themselves. Hence come envy, strife, railings, evil-surmisings, disputes that are all subtlety, and of no solidity, between men of corrupt and carnal minds, ignorant of the truth and its sanctifying power, and seeking their worldly advantage.
Study Bible
Instructions to Servants
1All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their masters as fully worthy of honor, so that God’s name and our teaching will not be discredited. 2Those who have believing masters should not show disrespect because they are brothers, but should serve them all the more, since those receiving their good service are beloved believers. Teach and encourage these principles. 3If anyone teaches another doctrine and disagrees with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and with godly teaching,…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 4:11
Command and teach these things.

Philemon 1:16
no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a beloved brother. He is especially beloved to me, but even more so to you, both in person and in the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

believing.

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing …

Philemon 1:10 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

let.

Genesis 16:4,5 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that …

Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, …

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, …

Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, …

because they are brethren.

1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger …

Matthew 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; …

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Galatians 3:26-29 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus…

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, …

because they are.

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Ephesians 1:1,15 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints …

Colossians 1:2,4 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, …

faithful. or, believing. partakers.

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit …

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and …

Hebrews 3:1,14 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

These.

1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.

Titus 2:1,15 But speak you the things which become sound doctrine…

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly…

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