He brought them out of darkness and gloom
and broke their chains apart.
For I will now break off his yoke from you
and tear off your shackles.
“Let us tear off their chains
and free ourselves from their restraints.”
For He has broken down the bronze gates
and cut through the iron bars.
Others sat in darkness and gloom—
prisoners in cruel chains—
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.
Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
“On that day”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“I will break his yoke from your neck and tear off your chains so strangers will never again enslave him.
On that day
his burden will fall from your shoulders,
and his yoke from your neck.
The yoke will be broken because of fatness.
I will go to the powerful
and speak to them.
Surely they know the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.
However, these also had broken the yoke
and torn off the chains.
because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
One who breaks open the way
will advance before them;
they will break out, pass through the gate,
and leave by it.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord as their leader.
Stand up, shake the dust off yourself!
Take your seat, Jerusalem.
Remove the bonds from your neck,
captive Daughter Zion.”
Forge the chain,
for the land is filled with crimes of bloodshed,
and the city is filled with violence.
God provides homes for those who are deserted.
He leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious live in a scorched land.
He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him anymore—even with chains—
For long ago I broke your yoke;
I tore off your chains.
You insisted, “I will not serve!”
On every high hill
and under every green tree
you lie down like a prostitute.
For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was guarded, bound by chains and shackles, he would snap the restraints and be driven by the demon into deserted places.
The trees of the field will give their fruit, and the land will yield its produce; My flock will be secure in their land. They will know that I am Yahweh when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslave them.
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
in order to open blind eyes,
to bring out prisoners from the dungeon,
and those sitting in darkness from the prison house.
We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;
the net is torn, and we have escaped.
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, “Quick, get up!” Then the chains fell off his wrists.
“I will go before you
and level the uneven places;
I will shatter the bronze doors
and cut the iron bars in two.
headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,
I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, so that you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to live in freedom.
God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.
Therefore, pride is their necklace,
and violence covers them like a garment.
The prophet Hananiah then took the yoke bar from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.
The Lord is righteous;
He has cut the ropes of the wicked.
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a trap, her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
binding their kings with chains
and their dignitaries with iron shackles,
Because of our God’s merciful compassion,
the Dawn from on high will visit us
before the silver cord is snapped,
and the gold bowl is broken,
and the jar is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel is broken into the well;
“Go say to Hananiah: This is what the Lord says, ‘You broke a wooden yoke bar, but in its place you will make an iron yoke bar.’
And always, night and day, he was crying out among the tombs and in the mountains and cutting himself with stones.
For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all.
But an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail during the night, brought them out, and said,
So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.