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(0.50) (Luk 1:48)

tn See the note on the word “servant” in v. 38.

(0.50) (Joh 12:26)

tn Grk “where I am, there my servant will be too.”

(0.49) (Gen 24:36)

tn Heb “and he.” The referent (the servant’s master, Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

(0.49) (Gen 29:29)

tn Heb “and Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his female servant, for her for a servant.”

(0.49) (2Sa 13:24)

tn Heb “your servant has sheepshearers.” The phrase “your servant” also occurs at the end of the verse.

(0.43) (Gen 44:9)

tn Heb “The one with whom it is found from your servants.” Here “your servants” (a deferential way of referring to the brothers themselves) has been translated by the pronoun “us” to avoid confusion with Joseph’s servants.

(0.43) (2Ch 8:18)

tn Heb “and Huram sent to him by the hand of his servants, ships, and servants [who] know the sea, and they came with the servants of Solomon to Ophir.”

(0.43) (Pro 29:19)

sn Servants could not be corrected by mere words; they had to be treated like children for they were frequently unresponsive. This, of course, would apply to certain kinds of servants. The Greek version translated this as “a stubborn servant.”

(0.43) (Hag 2:23)

sn My servant. The collocation of “servant” and “chosen” bears strong messianic overtones. See the so-called “Servant Songs” and other messianic texts in Isaiah (Isa 41:8; 42:1; 44:4; 49:7).

(0.43) (Act 10:7)

tn Or “domestic servants.” The Greek word here is οἰκέτης (oiketh"), which technically refers to a member of the household, but usually means a household servant (slave) or personal servant rather than a field laborer.

(0.43) (Isa 49:2)

sn The figurative language emphasizes the servant’s importance as the Lord’s effective instrument. The servant’s mouth, which stands metonymically for his words, is compared to a sharp sword because he will be an effective spokesman on God’s behalf (see 50:4). The Lord holds his hand on the servant, ready to draw and use him at the appropriate time. The servant is like a sharpened arrow reserved in a quiver for just the right moment.

(0.42) (Gen 16:1)

tn The Hebrew term שִׁפְחָה (shifkhah, translated “servant” here and in vv. 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8) refers to a menial female servant.

(0.42) (Gen 24:8)

sn You will be free. If the prospective bride was not willing to accompany the servant back to Canaan, the servant would be released from his oath to Abraham.

(0.42) (Gen 29:24)

tn Heb “and Laban gave to her Zilpah his female servant, to Leah his daughter [for] a servant.” This clause gives information parenthetical to the narrative.

(0.42) (Rut 2:21)

tn Heb “with the servants who are mine you may stay close.” The imperfect has a permissive nuance here. The word “servants” is masculine plural.

(0.42) (2Sa 14:30)

tc The LXX adds here the following words: “And the servants of Absalom burned them up. And the servants of Joab came to him, rending their garments. They said….”

(0.42) (1Ki 9:27)

tn Heb “and Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, men of ships, [who] know the sea, [to be] with the servants of Solomon.”

(0.42) (1Ki 20:32)

sn Your servant. By referring to Ben Hadad as Ahab’s servant, they are suggesting that Ahab make him a subject in a vassal treaty arrangement.

(0.42) (2Ki 9:7)

tn Heb “I will avenge the shed blood of my servants the prophets and the shed blood of all the servants of the Lord from the hand of Jezebel.”

(0.42) (2Ki 10:23)

tn Heb “Search carefully and observe so that there are not here with you any servants of the Lord, only the servants of Baal.”

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