Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord's Spirit is, there is freedom.

New American Standard Bible

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

King James Version

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of Lord is, there is liberty.

American Standard Version

Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Amplified

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom].

An Understandable Version

Now the Lord [i.e., Christ] is the Holy Spirit, and there is freedom [from the bondage of sin and fear] wherever the Spirit of the Lord is.

Anderson New Testament

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Bible in Basic English

Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there the heart is free.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the spiritual meaning of the law centers in him, and the spirit of the law is gospel-liberty:

Darby Translation

Now the Lord is the Spirit, but where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Godbey New Testament

But the Lord is a Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Goodspeed New Testament

Now the Lord here means the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

John Wesley New Testament

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Julia Smith Translation

And the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord, there freedom.

King James 2000

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

And the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The Lord no doubt is a spirit. And where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Moffatt New Testament

(The Lord means the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is open freedom.)

Montgomery New Testament

(The Lord means the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord abides there is freedom.)

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Noyes New Testament

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Sawyer New Testament

And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the Lord, is, the Spirit: now, where the Spirit of one who is Lord is, there is freedom!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And the 'Lord' is the Spirit, and, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Webster

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Weymouth New Testament

Now by "the Lord" is meant the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, freedom is enjoyed.

Williams New Testament

Now the Lord means the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

World English Bible

Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Worrell New Testament

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Worsley New Testament

now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

οὗ 
Hou 
Usage: 40

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

is, there
ἐκεῖ 
Ekei 
there, thither, not tr,
Usage: 65

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 3:17

Images 2 Corinthians 3:17

Context Readings

New Covenant Ministry

16 But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord's Spirit is, there is freedom. 18 As all of us reflect the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, we are becoming more like him with ever-increasing glory by the Lord's Spirit.



Cross References

John 8:32

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Galatians 4:6

Now because you are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts to cry out, "Abba! Father!"

Isaiah 61:1-2

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;

Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.

John 6:63

It's the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I've spoken to you are spirit and life.

Romans 8:2

For the Spirit's law of life in the Messiah Jesus has set me free from the Law of sin and death.

Romans 8:15-16

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 15:45

This, indeed, is what is written: "The first man, Adam, became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:6

who has also qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant, which is not written but spiritual, because the written text brings death, but the Spirit gives life.

Galatians 5:1

The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again.

Galatians 5:13

For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but one of power, love, and self-discipline.

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