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Want to know what the Bible says about treatment of employees? Here are 38 Bible verses about treatment of employees from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Colossians 4:1 NIV
Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
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Luke 6:31 NIV
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
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Ephesians 6:9 NIV
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
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Proverbs 11:1 NIV
The Lord detests dishonest scales,
    but accurate weights find favor with him.
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Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
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Luke 16:10 NIV
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
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James 5:4 NIV
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
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Leviticus 19:13 NIV
“‘Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.
“‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.
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Colossians 3:23 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
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Deuteronomy 1:17 NIV
Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.”
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Matthew 25:23 NIV
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
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Deuteronomy 24:14-15 NIV
14 Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. 15 Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
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Malachi 3:5 NIV
“So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.
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Acts 24:16 NIV
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
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Deuteronomy 25:13-16 NIV
13 Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. 14 Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small. 15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 16 For the Lord your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.
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Jeremiah 22:13 NIV
“Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness,
    his upper rooms by injustice,
making his own people work for nothing,
    not paying them for their labor.
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Colossians 3:17 NIV
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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Ephesians 6:5-8 NIV
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
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Ephesians 6:8 NIV
because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
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Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
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