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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Slavery; the state of voluntary or compulsory subjection to a master; the condition of being bound to service; the condition of a slave; slavery; bondage; hence, a state of slavish dependence.

2. (n.) Servants, collectively.

3. (n.) A right whereby one thing is subject to another thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the common right.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



3623. oikonomos -- the manager of a household
... See 3622 (). [3623 ("manager") often functioned as the "steward" of a household,
and was generally a -- ie a from forced, legal servitude (J. Thayer).]. ...
// - 7k

2218. zugos -- a yoke
... From the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a "yoke"); a coupling, ie
(figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the ...
// - 7k

2631. katakrima -- penalty
... Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ak'-ree-mah) Short Definition: punishment following
condemnation Definition: punishment following condemnation, penal servitude, penalty ...
// - 7k

1463. egkomboomai -- to put on oneself (as a garment)
... Middle voice from en and komboo (to gird); to engirdle oneself (for labor), ie
Figuratively (the apron as being a badge of servitude) to wear (in token of ...
// - 7k

5480. charagma -- a stamp, impress
... stamp, mark. From the same as charax; a scratch or etching, ie Stamp (as a badge
of servitude), or scupltured figure (statue) -- graven, mark. see GREEK charax. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
5659. abduth -- servitude, bondage
... abduth. 5660 . servitude, bondage. Transliteration: abduth Phonetic Spelling:
(ab-dooth') Short Definition: bondage. ... bondage. From abad; servitude -- bondage. ...
/hebrew/5659.htm - 6k

5658. Abdon -- four Israelites, also a Levitical city
... Abdon. From abad; servitude; Abdon, the name of a place in Palestine and of four
Israelites -- Abdon. Compare Ebron. see HEBREW abad. see HEBREW Ebron. ...
/hebrew/5658.htm - 6k

5656. abodah -- labor, service
... 2), kind of service (2), labor (9), laborious (12), labors (1), ministry (2), office
(1), rite (3), rural (1), service (79), serving (1), servitude (2), tilled ...
/hebrew/5656.htm - 6k


Concerning Ignorance and Servitude.
... Book III. Chapter XXI."Concerning ignorance and servitude. He assumed, it is
to be noted [2206] , the ignorant and servile nature [2207] . ...
/.../chapter xxi concerning ignorance and servitude.htm

Whether the Notion of a State Denotes a Condition of Freedom or ...
Whether the notion of a state denotes a condition of freedom or servitude ...
// theologica/whether the notion of a.htm

Of the Liberty Proper to Man's Nature, and the Servitude ...
... Chapter 15."Of the Liberty Proper to Man's Nature, and the Servitude Introduced
by Sin,"A Servitude in Which the Man Whose Will is Wicked is the Slave of ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 15 of the liberty proper.htm

The Connexion Between Steadfastness, Truth, and Freedom. (John ...
... Section 196. The Connexion between Steadfastness, Truth, and Freedom. (John, viii.,
30-32.) Freedom and Servitude; their typical Meaning (33-38). ...
/.../section 196 the connexion between.htm

The Liberation of Free Persons Condemned to Labor in the Women's ...
... Book II. Chapter XXXIV."The Liberation of Free Persons condemned to labor
in the Women's Apartments, or to Servitude. "Lastly, if ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxxiv the liberation of free.htm

Whether the Difference of States Applies to those who are ...
... Objection 2: Further, as stated above [3750](A[1]), state regards a condition of
servitude or freedom, which apparently has no connection with the aforesaid ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the difference of states.htm

Then Returning to the Words of Peter, "God Made Him Lord and ...
... For if the Holy Spirit does not lie, when He says by the prophet, All things serve
Thee [792] ,' and the whole creation is in servitude, and the Son is, as you ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/section 4 then returning to.htm

Whether Whoever is Perfect is in the State of Perfection?
... Objection 3: Further, a man acquires a state by being freed from servitude.
But one is freed from the servitude of sin by charity ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether whoever is perfect is.htm

Of the Meaning of the Sacrifice Abraham was Commanded to Offer ...
... And He said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a
land not theirs, and they shall reduce them to servitude and shall afflict them ...
// of god/chapter 24 of the meaning of.htm

Having Shown that the Pretexts Usually Alleged for Second ...
... It is said: "Ye are bought with a price, be not ye servants of men." [3377]
You see how plainly the servitude of marriage is defined. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xi having shown that.htm

Servitude (21 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SERVITUDE. sur'-vi-tud. See SERVANT; SLAVE.
Multi-Version Concordance Servitude (21 Occurrences). ...
/s/servitude.htm - 13k

Judges (117 Occurrences)
... " FIRST PERIOD (3:7-ch. 5) " Years " I. Servitude under Chushan-rishathaim of "
Mesopotamia 8 " 1. OTHNIEL delivers Israel, rest 40 " II. ...
/j/judges.htm - 81k

Yoke (79 Occurrences)
... 3:27). In the New Testament the word "yoke" is also used to denote servitude
(Matthew 11:29, 30; Acts 15:10; Galatians 5:1). (3.) In ...
/y/yoke.htm - 40k

Bitter (203 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Bitterness is symbolical of affliction, misery,
and servitude (Exodus 1:14; Ruth 1:20; Jeremiah 9:15). ...
/b/bitter.htm - 42k

Quickening (7 Occurrences)
... to us an escape, and to give to us a nail in His holy place, by our God's enlightening
our eyes, and by giving us a little quickening in our servitude; (YLT). ...
/q/quickening.htm - 9k

Nethinim (16 Occurrences)
... the word, but in 1 Chronicles 9:2 renders it by a word meaning "sojourners." The
meaning "given" is suggestive of a state of servitude, and Josephus seems to ...
/n/nethinim.htm - 18k

Lighten (19 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 12:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten thou the grievous
servitude of thy father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will ...
/l/lighten.htm - 13k

Ransom (46 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) To redeem from captivity, servitude, punishment, or forfeit, by paying a
price; to buy out of servitude or penalty; to rescue; to deliver; as, to ...
/r/ransom.htm - 43k

Ear (670 Occurrences)
... disobedient. To have the ear "bored" through with an awl was a sign of perpetual
servitude (Exodus 21:6). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/e/ear.htm - 42k

Reduce (13 Occurrences)
... nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the time of his land
also come, when many nations and great kings shall reduce him to servitude. ...
/r/reduce.htm - 11k

Bible Concordance
Servitude (21 Occurrences)

Romans 8:21 that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God;

1 Corinthians 7:15 And, if the unbelieving doth separate himself -- let him separate himself: the brother or the sister is not under servitude in such 'cases', and in peace hath God called us;

1 Corinthians 9:27 but I chastise my body, and bring 'it' into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.

Galatians 4:3 so also we, when we were babes, under the elements of the world were in servitude,

Galatians 4:8 But then, indeed, not having known God, ye were in servitude to those not by nature gods,

Galatians 4:9 and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude?

Galatians 4:24 which things are allegorized, for these are the two covenants: one, indeed, from mount Sinai, to servitude bringing forth, which is Hagar;

Galatians 4:25 for this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and doth correspond to the Jerusalem that now 'is', and is in servitude with her children,

Galatians 5:1 In the freedom, then, with which Christ did make you free -- stand ye, and be not held fast again by a yoke of servitude;

2 Peter 2:19 liberty to them promising, themselves being servants of the corruption, for by whom any one hath been overcome, to this one also he hath been brought to servitude,

Genesis 47:21 And as for the people, he made servants of them, town by town, from one end of Egypt to the other.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 12:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten thou the grievous servitude of thy father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

Ezra 9:8 And now, as a small moment hath grace been from Jehovah our God, to leave to us an escape, and to give to us a nail in His holy place, by our God's enlightening our eyes, and by giving us a little quickening in our servitude;

Ezra 9:9 for servants we 'are', and in our servitude our God hath not forsaken us, and stretcheth out unto us kindness before the kings of Persia, to give to us a quickening to lift up the house of our God, and to cause its wastes to cease, and to give to us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 5:18 Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep, also fowls were prepared for me; and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine; yet for all this I demanded not the bread of the governor, because the service was heavy upon this people.

Jeremiah 27:7 And all the nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the time of his land also come, when many nations and great kings shall reduce him to servitude.

Jeremiah 28:14 For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, A yoke of iron I have put on the neck of all these nations to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they have served him, and also the beast of the field I have given to him.'
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 30:8 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more reduce him to servitude.

Lamentations 1:3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude; she dwells among the nations, she finds no rest: all her persecutors overtook her within the straits.

Ezekiel 34:27 And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase; and they shall be in safety in their land, and shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that kept them in servitude.



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