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Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
But now we have been released from the law, because we have died to what controlled us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit and not under the old written code.
For sin will have no mastery over you, because you are not under law but under grace.
For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.
For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree")
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in himself one new man out of two, thus making peace,
He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.
Listen, O princess! Observe and pay attention! Forget your homeland and your family!
For your husband is the one who made you -- the Lord who commands armies is his name. He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called "God of the entire earth."
As a young man marries a young woman, so your sons will marry you. As a bridegroom rejoices over a bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
I will commit myself to you forever; I will commit myself to you in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and tender compassion.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom's voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete.
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
because the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the church -- he himself being the savior of the body.
Let us rejoice and exult and give him glory, because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!"
But now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life.
Your sons will carry on the dynasty of your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.
My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.
I do not say this because I am seeking a gift. Rather, I seek the credit that abounds to your account.
that has come to you. Just as in the entire world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, so it has also been bearing fruit and growing among you from the first day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.