Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed.
If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer a by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)