“ ‘If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom
, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.
I will walk about in freedom
, for I have sought out your precepts.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom
for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom
for the slaves.
Recently you repented and did what is right in my sight: Each of you proclaimed freedom
to your own people. You even made a covenant before me in the house that bears my Name.
“Therefore this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom
to your own people. So I now proclaim ‘freedom
’ for you, declares the Lord—‘freedom
’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.
If, however, he makes a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, the servant may keep it until the year of freedom
; then it will revert to the prince. His inheritance belongs to his sons only; it is theirs.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom
for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom
and permit his friends to take care of his needs.
that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom
and glory of the children of God.
Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom
, do so.
I am referring to the other person’s conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom
being judged by another’s conscience?
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom
we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.
It is for freedom
that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom
to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom
, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom
as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
They promise them freedom
, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”