Slave: (Jeremiah 2:14) (A.V.), but not there found in the original. In
the word "slaves" is the rendering of a Greek word meaning "bodies."
The Hebrew and Greek words for slave are usually rendered simply
"servant," "bondman," or "bondservant." Slavery as it existed under
the Mosaic law has no modern parallel. That law did not originate but
only regulated the already existing custom of slavery
(Exodus 21:20,21,26,27; Leviticus 25:44-46; Joshua 9:6-27) The gospel in its spirit
and genius is hostile to slavery in every form, which under its
influence is gradually disappearing from among men.