1 An owner of property (Exod 21:4; Exod 21:28; Luke 16:13; Acts 16:16; 1Tim 6:1). 2 One who exercises political authority (Gen 45:8-9; 1Sam 26:19). 3 The husband of a wife (Deut 24:4; 2Sam 11:26). 4 A polite form of address (Gen 24:18; Gen 33:8; 1Kgs 18:7). The word is also used of God (Deut 10:17; Ps 136:3; Eph 6:9) and of Jesus Christ (Luke 5:5; 2Pet 2:1). Christians are admonished to call no one master but Christ (Matt 23:10).

Exod 21:4

4If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's and he shall go out alone.

Exod 21:28

Laws concerning Property
28When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall n ... View more

Luke 16:13

13No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God ... View more

Acts 16:16

Paul and Silas in Prison
16One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great d ... View more

1Tim 6:1

1Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed.

Gen 45:8-9

8So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.9Hurry and go u ... View more

1Sam 26:19

19Now therefore let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it is the Lord who has stirred you up against me, may he accept an offering; but if it is ... View more

Deut 24:4

4her first husband, who sent her away, is not permitted to take her again to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that would be abhorrent to the Lord, an ... View more

2Sam 11:26

26When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband was dead, she made lamentation for him.

Gen 24:18

18“Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink.

Gen 33:8

8Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company that I met?” Jacob answered, “To find favor with my lord.”

1Kgs 18:7

7As Obadiah was on the way, Elijah met him; Obadiah recognized him, fell on his face, and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?”

Deut 10:17

17For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe,

Ps 136:3

3O give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

Eph 6:9

9And, masters, do the same to them. Stop threatening them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with him there is no partiality.

Luke 5:5

5Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”

2Pet 2:1

False Prophets and Their Punishment
1But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in ... View more

Matt 23:10

10Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Messiah.

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