Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ;
not in the way of eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to men,
knowing that whatever good any one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
Masters, do the same to them, and forbear threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)