Slaves, obey your earthly masters with proper respect. Be as sincere as you are when you obey Christ.
Don't obey them only while you're being watched, as if you merely wanted to please people. But obey like slaves who belong to Christ, who have a deep desire to do what God wants them to do.
Serve eagerly as if you were serving your heavenly master and not merely serving human masters.
You know that your heavenly master will reward all of us for whatever good we do, whether we're slaves or free people.
Masters, treat your slaves with respect. Don't threaten a slave. You know that there is one master in heaven who has authority over both of you, and he doesn't play favorites.