Verb · From δοῦλος (G1401)

From G1401; to be a slave to (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary):—be in bondage, (do) serve(-ice).


  1. to be a slave, serve, do service
    1. of a nation in subjection to other nations
  2. metaph. to obey, submit to
    1. in a good sense, to yield obedience
    2. in a bad sense, of those who become slaves to some base power, to yield to, give one's self up to


Romans 9:12

Quoting Genesis 25:23

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

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Galatians 4:8


Referring to when the Israelites were worshipping and sacrificing to idols.

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