Bondage, Spiritual

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2 Timothy 2:26

And that they may come to their senses [and] escape out of the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him, [henceforth] to do His [God's] will.

2 Peter 2:19

They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity and defilement -- "for by whatever anyone is made inferior or worse or is overcome, to that [person or thing] he is enslaved.

Romans 6:18

And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).

1 Timothy 3:7

Furthermore, he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside [the church], lest he become involved in slander and incur reproach and fall into the devil's trap.

Acts 8:23

For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in a bond forged by iniquity [to fetter souls].

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Bondage, spiritual » General references to the bondage of sin

Romans 7:23

But I discern in my bodily members [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked man, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin.

Acts 8:23

For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in a bond forged by iniquity [to fetter souls].

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?

Bondage, spiritual » Is to sin

Romans 7:23

But I discern in my bodily members [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

Acts 8:23

For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in a bond forged by iniquity [to fetter souls].

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?

2 Peter 2:19

They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity and defilement -- "for by whatever anyone is made inferior or worse or is overcome, to that [person or thing] he is enslaved.

More verses: Galatians 4:3

Bondage, spiritual » Sold under sin

1 Kings 21:20

And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord.

2 Kings 17:17

They caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire and used divination and enchantments and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger.

Isaiah 50:1

Thus says the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother's divorce with which I put her away, O Israel? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away.

Isaiah 52:3

For thus says the Lord: You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.

Romans 7:14

We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh [carnal, unspiritual], having been sold into slavery under [the control of] sin.

Bondage, spiritual » Is to the devil

2 Timothy 2:26

And that they may come to their senses [and] escape out of the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him, [henceforth] to do His [God's] will.

1 Timothy 3:7

Furthermore, he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside [the church], lest he become involved in slander and incur reproach and fall into the devil's trap.

Bondage, spiritual » Saints are delivered from

Romans 6:18

And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).

Bondage, spiritual » The gospel, the instrument of deliverance from

Bondage, spiritual » Christ delivers from

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],

Luke 4:21

And He began to speak to them: Today this Scripture has been fulfilled while you are present and hearing.

Bondage, spiritual » Deliverance from, illustrated

Deuteronomy 4:20

But the Lord has taken you and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to Him a people of His own possession, as you are this day.

Bondage, spiritual » Is to the fear of death

Hebrews 2:14-15

Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death -- "that is, the devil -- " And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.

Bondage, spiritual » Typified » Israel in egypt

Exodus 1:13-14

And the Egyptians reduced the Israelites to severe slavery. They made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar, brick, and all kinds of work in the field. All their service was with harshness and severity.

Bondage, spiritual » Deliverance from, promised

Isaiah 42:6-7

I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles], To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness from the prison.