Christ has truly made us free: then keep your free condition and let no man put a yoke on you again.
And that because of the false brothers let in secretly, who came searching out our free condition which we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might make servants of us;
Why then are you testing God, by putting on the neck of the disciples a yoke so hard that not even our fathers or we were strong enough for it?
Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there the heart is free.
Because you, brothers, were marked out to be free; only do not make use of your free condition to give the flesh its chance, but through love be servants one to another.
Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.
And you will have knowledge of what is true, and that will make you free.
And being made free from sin you have been made the servants of righteousness.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Let us keep the witness of our hope strong and unshaking, for he is true who has given his word:
Saying that they will be free, while they themselves are the servants of destruction; because whatever gets the better of a man makes a servant of him.
Get for yourself that which is true, and do not let it go for money; get wisdom and teaching and good sense.
The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;
But now we are free from the law, having been made dead to that which had power over us; so that we are servants in the new way of the spirit, not in the old way of the letter.
For he who was a servant when he became a Christian is the Lord's free man; and he who was free when he became a Christian is the Lord's servant.
For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.
But now that you have come to have knowledge of God, or more truly, God has knowledge of you, how is it that you go back again to the poor and feeble first things, desiring to be servants to them again?
So, brothers, we are not children of the servant-woman, but of the free woman.
Take your place, then, having your body clothed with the true word, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness;
For this reason let no man be your judge in any question of food or drink or feast days or new moons or Sabbaths:
So then, brothers, be strong in purpose, and keep the teaching which has been given to you by word or by letter from us.
But Christ as a son, over his house; whose house are we, if we keep our hearts fixed in the glad and certain hope till the end.
For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;
Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith.
The Holy Spirit witnessing by this that the way into the holy place had not at that time been made open, while the first Tent was still in being;
So do not give up your hope which will be greatly rewarded.
As those who are free, not using your free position as a cover for wrongdoing, but living as the servants of God;
My loved ones, while my thoughts were full of a letter which I was going to send you about our common salvation, it was necessary for me to send you one requesting you with all my heart to go on fighting strongly for the faith which has been given to the saints once and for ever.
But you, my loved ones, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, and making prayers in the Holy Spirit,
Keep in mind, then, the teaching which was given to you, and be ruled by it and have a change of heart. If then you do not keep watch, I will come like a thief, and you will have no knowledge of the hour when I will come on you.
They make hard laws and put great weights on men's backs; but they themselves will not put a finger to them
So if, while the husband is living, she is joined to another man, she will get the name of one who is untrue to her husband: but if the husband is dead, she is free from the law, so that she is not untrue, even if she takes another man.
Only let your behaviour do credit to the good news of Christ, so that if I come and see you or if I am away from you, I may have news of you that you are strong in one spirit, working together with one soul for the faith of the good news;