New Living Translation
You who are slaves must accept the authority of your masters with all respect. Do what they tell you--not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel.
King James Bible
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
Darby Bible Translation
Servants, be subject with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the ill-tempered.
World English Bible
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
The domestics! be subjecting yourselves in all fear to the masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the cross;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:18 Servants - Literally, household servants. With all fear - Of offending them or God. Not only to the good - Tender, kind. And gentle - Mild, easily forgiving.
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Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
1 Timothy 6:1
All slaves should show full respect for their masters so they will not bring shame on the name of God and his teaching.
They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
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