Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with the yoke of slavery.
And that in spite of the false brethren, who entered secretly to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus that they might bring us into bondage;
Now therefore why tempt ye God, putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
For the Lord is the Spirit, and where that Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
So that sin shall have no dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
and freed from sin, ye are become the slaves 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 hold fast the profession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that promised).
promising them liberty, being they themselves the slaves of corruption: for he who is overcome by someone is subject to bondage by the one that overcame him.
Restore unto me the joy of thy saving health, and thy spirit of liberty shall uphold me.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to preach good tidings unto those who are cast down; to bind up the wounds of the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those that are bound;
But now we are free from the law of death in which we were held, that we might serve in newness of Spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
For he that is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's slave.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
But now, having known God, or rather being known of God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, in which ye desire again to be in slavery?
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
Stand firm, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate, of righteousness,
Let no one therefore judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days,
Therefore, brethren, stand fast and retain the doctrine which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle.
but Christ as a son over his own house, which house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the glorious hope firmly until the end.
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;
Having, therefore, a great high priest who penetrated the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast this profession of our hope.
The Holy Spirit signifying in this, that the way into the sanctuary was not yet made manifest, as long as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Do not lose, therefore, this your confidence, which has great recompense of reward;
as being free, yet not using your liberty to cover maliciousness, but as slaves of God.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that ye should earnestly persevere in the faith which was given once unto the saints.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
Remember, therefore, of that which thou hast received and heard and hold to it and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
For they bind burdens that are heavy and grievous to bear and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
So then if, while her husband lives, she belongs to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law so that she is no adulteress if she belongs to another man.
Only let your conversation be as is worthy of the gospel of Christ, that whether I come and see you or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, unanimous, working together for the faith of the gospel,