18 Scriptures on Freedom (ESV)

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Table of Contents

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:17 - "Now the Lord is the Spirit,..."
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:12 - ""All things are lawful for me,"..."
  3. John 8:36 - "So if the Son sets you..."
  4. Galatians 5:13-14 - "For you were called to freedom,..."
  5. Galatians 3:22 - "But the Scripture imprisoned everything under..."
  6. Galatians 5:1 - "For freedom Christ has set us..."
  7. Ephesians 3:12 - "in whom we have boldness and..."
  8. Psalm 119:45 - "and I shall walk in a..."
  9. Acts 13:38-39 - "Let it be known to you..."
  10. Psalm 118:5 - "Out of my distress I called..."
  11. Romans 6:22 - "But now that you have been..."
  12. 1 Peter 2:16 - "Live as people who are free,..."
  13. Colossians 1:21-23 - "And you, who once were alienated..."
  14. Romans 8:20-21 - "For the creation was subjected to..."
  15. Romans 8:1-4 - "There is therefore now no condemnation..."
  16. Isaiah 61:1 - "The Spirit of the Lord GOD..."
  17. Galatians 2:4 - "Yet because of false brothers secretly..."
  18. Luke 4:18 - ""The Spirit of the Lord is..."

1. 2 Corinthians 3:17

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

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2. 1 Corinthians 6:12

12 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be enslaved by anything.

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3. John 8:36

36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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4. Galatians 5:13-14

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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5. Galatians 3:22

22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

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6. Galatians 5:1

1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

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7. Ephesians 3:12

12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

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8. Psalm 119:45

45 and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.

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9. Acts 13:38-39

38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything 39 from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

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10. Psalm 118:5

5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.

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11. Romans 6:22

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

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12. 1 Peter 2:16

16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

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13. Colossians 1:21-23

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

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14. Romans 8:20-21

20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

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15. Romans 8:1-4

1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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16. Isaiah 61:1

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

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17. Galatians 2:4

4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in--who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery--

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18. Luke 4:18

18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 119:45
  2. Psalm 118:5
  3. Isaiah 61:1
  4. Luke 4:18
  5. John 8:36
  6. Acts 13:38-39
  7. Romans 6:22
  8. Romans 8:20-21
  9. Romans 8:1-4
  10. 1 Corinthians 6:12
  11. 2 Corinthians 3:17
  12. Galatians 2:4
  13. Galatians 3:22
  14. Galatians 5:13-14
  15. Galatians 5:1
  16. Ephesians 3:12
  17. Colossians 1:21-23
  18. 1 Peter 2:16

Psalm 119:45

45 and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.

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Psalm 118:5

5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.

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Isaiah 61:1

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

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Luke 4:18

18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

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John 8:36

36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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Acts 13:38-39

38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything 39 from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

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Romans 6:22

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

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Romans 8:20-21

20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

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Romans 8:1-4

1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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1 Corinthians 6:12

12 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be enslaved by anything.

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2 Corinthians 3:17

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

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Galatians 2:4

4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in--who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery--

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Galatians 3:22

22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

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Galatians 5:13-14

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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Galatians 5:1

1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

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Ephesians 3:12

12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

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Colossians 1:21-23

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

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1 Peter 2:16

16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

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