1 Timothy 6:1-8 NRS

1 Let 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.
2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful to them on the ground that they are members of the church; a rather they must serve them all the more, since those who benefit by their service are believers and beloved. b Teach and urge these duties.

References for 1 Timothy 6:2

    • | 6:2 - Gk [are brothers]
    • } 6:2 - Or [since they are believers and beloved, who devote themselves to good deeds]
      3 Whoever teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness,
      4 is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid craving for controversy and for disputes about words. From these come envy, dissension, slander, base suspicions,
      5 and wrangling among those who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. c

      References for 1 Timothy 6:5

        • ~ 6:5 - Other ancient authorities add [Withdraw yourself from such people]
          6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment;
          7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that d we can take nothing out of it;

          References for 1 Timothy 6:7

            •  6:7 - Other ancient authorities read [world--it is certain that]
              8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.