- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: No
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: No
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
Fugitive, not to be returned to master
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
Sought by Shimei
1 Kings 2:39-41
Interceded for, by Paul
Captive bond servants shared by priests and Levites
Children of defaulting debtors sold for servants
2 Kings 4:1-7
Slaves owned slaves
2 Samuel 9:10
Used as soldiers by Abraham
Freedmen called libertines
1 Samuel 30:13
1 Kings 9:21
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:
2 Kings 2:1-6
Servants of Abraham
2 Kings 1:24
Servants of Boaz
Servants of Jonathan
1 Samuel 14:7
Servants of Abigail
1 Samuel 25:14-17
Servants of Ziba
2 Samuel 9:1-13
Servants of centurion
Servants of Cornelius
Instances of wicked and unfaithful:
1 Kings 11:26
2 Kings 5:20-27
Abraham and Lot
1 Kings 2:39
2 Kings 12:19-21
2 Kings 21:23
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
Parable of laborers for a vineyard
Treatment of, more considerate than that accorded slaves
Await employment in market place
Wages paid in money
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
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.]