Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.