Colossians 4:1

Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Masters should remember that they also have a Master to whom they must reckon, and from whom they must expect the same justice they measure out to others.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
What is just? What is equal? To place them in plenty of everything, and not allow them to stand in need of others, but to recompense them for their labors. For, because I have said that they have their reward from God, do not thou therefore deprive them of it. And in another place he says, forbearing threatening Ephesians 6:9, wishing to make them more gentle; for those were perfect men; that is, with what measure you mete, it shall be measured unto you. Matthew 7:2 And the words, there is no respect of persons, are spoken with a view to these, but they are assigned to the others, in order that these may receive them. For when we have said to one person what is applicable to another, we have not corrected him so much, as the one who is in fault. You also, along with them, he says. He has here made the service common, for he says, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. ...

The Didache

AD 100
10 Thou shalt not enjoin aught in thy bitterness upon thy bondman or maidservant, who hope in the same God, lest ever they shall fear not God who is over both;

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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