What Does the Bible Say About Slavery?
Leviticus 25:44-46 ESV / 377 helpful votes
As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are around you. You may also buy from among the strangers who sojourn with you and their clans that are with you, who have been born in your land, and they may be your property. You may bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit as a possession forever. You may make slaves of them, but over your brothers the people of Israel you shall not rule, one over another ruthlessly.
Galatians 5:1 ESV / 282 helpful votes
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Ephesians 6:5 ESV / 256 helpful votes
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,
Exodus 21:20-21 ESV / 247 helpful votes
“When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the slave is his money.