an obligation of any kind (Numbers 30:2, 4, 12)

The word can also refer to oppression or affliction (Psalm 116:16; Philippians 1:7).

Christian love is the “bond of perfectness” (Col. 3:14), and the influences of the Spirit are the “bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).


The first recorded use of the term “bond-servant” or “bondservant” was in the 16th century (1525-35).

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