'Free' in the Bible
If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you'll be free from this oath to me. Just don't take my son back there!"
Later, Laban asked Jacob, "Should you serve me for free, just because you're my nephew? Let's talk about what your wages should be."
Reuben told them. "And no blood shedding, either. Instead, let's toss him into this cistern that's way out here in the wilderness. But don't lay a hand on him." (Reuben intended to free Joseph and return him to his father.)
"Feel free to put my own two sons to death," Reuben responded to his father, "if I don't bring him back to you. Trust me I'll bring him back to you."
"Naphtali is a free running deer who produces eloquent literature."
"When you acquire a Hebrew servant, he is to serve for six years, and in the seventh he is to go out a free man without paying anything.
But if the servant, in fact, says, "I love my master, my wife, and my children, and I won't go out a free man,'
"If a man strikes the eye of his male or female servant and destroys it, he is to release him as a free man in exchange for his eye.
If he knocks out the tooth of his male or female servant, he is to release him as a free man in exchange for his tooth.
"If an ox gores a man or woman so that they die, the ox is certainly to be stoned and its flesh may not be eaten, but the owner of the ox is free from liability.
If he isn't redeemed by these, then he is to be set free in the year of jubilee he and his children with him
"The priest is to administer this oath to the woman: "If indeed another man didn't have sexual relations with you and you didn't become unfaithful to your husband, then may you be free from these waters that bring a curse.
The husband will be free from guilt, but the wife is to bear the punishment of her iniquity."
How we remember the fish that we used to eat in Egypt for free! And the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic!
"When a fellow Hebrew male or female slave is sold to you and serves you for six years, then in the seventh year you are to set them free.
But when you set them free, don't send them away empty-handed.
Don't view this as a hardship for yourself when you set him free, for he will have served you for six years twice the time of a paid worker. Then the LORD will bless you in all that you do."
For the LORD will vindicate his people and bring comfort to his servants, because he will observe that their power has waned, when neither prisoner nor free person remain.
The men replied, "We'll be free from our commitment to you to which you've obligated us
But if you report this incident, we'll be free from the oath to which you've made us swear."
When she cried out, "The Philistines are attacking you, Samson!" he woke from his sleep and told himself, "I'll go out like I did at other times like this and shake myself free." But he didn't know that the LORD had abandoned him.
"Did all of you see this man coming up?" one Israeli asked. "He comes up to defy Israel, and the king will richly reward the man who kills him. He will give his daughter to him and will make his father's house tax free in Israel."
"Therefore, watch while I bring calamity on Jeroboam's dynasty! "I will eliminate every male, both slave and free in Israel, from Jeroboam.
He told the king, "This is what the LORD says: "Because you let the man whom I had dedicated to destruction go free, therefore your life is to be forfeited for his life, and your people for his people.'"
But Elijah answered, "I've found you because you sold yourself to do what the LORD considers to be evil! Now pay attention! I'm going to send evil in your direction! I will completely sweep you away and eliminate from Ahab every male, whether indentured servant or free, throughout Israel.
For the LORD observed Israel's bitter misery, and there was no one left, neither slave nor free, and there was no deliverer for Israel.
The unimportant and the important are both there, and the servant is free from his master.
Bear with me and let me speak! Then, after I've spoken, you'll be free to mock me.
It will toss him around without pity. He'll try to break free from its grip,
"Who sets the wild donkey free? Who loosens the bonds of the wild donkey
When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
You give your mouth free reign for evil, and your tongue devises deceit.
to listen to the groans of prisoners, to set free those condemned to death,
He sent a king who released him, a ruler of people who set him free.
The LORD is righteous he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will go free.
"I have aroused him in righteousness, and I'll make all his pathways smooth. It is he who will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price nor reward, " says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
saying to captives, "Come out!' and to those who are in darkness, "Be free!' "They will feed on all the mountains, and their pasture will be on all the barren hills.
Distress will quickly be set free. He won't die in the Pit, nor will he lack food."
Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
"You, generation, pay attention to this message from the LORD! Am I the desert to Israel, or a land of gloom? Why do my people say, "We're free to roam? We won't come to you anymore.'
The LORD said, "Have I not set you free for a good purpose? Have I not intervened for you with your enemies in times of trouble and times of distress?
"I'll give away your wealth and your treasures as plunder, for free, because of all your sins throughout your territory.
Each person was to set free his male and female slaves who were Hebrews, so that no Jewish person would enslave his brother.
All the officials and all the people who had entered into the covenant agreed that each would set his male and female slaves free so that they would not enslave them any longer. They obeyed and they released them.
But afterward they turned around and took back the male and female slaves that they had set free, and they forced them to become male and female slaves.
"At the end of seven years, each of you is to set free your fellow Hebrew who has sold himself to you and has served you for six years. You are to send him out from you with no further obligation." But your ancestors didn't obey me or pay attention.
But then you turned around and profaned my name when each of you took back his male and female slaves whom you had set free according to their desire, and you forced them to become male and female slaves."'
The side chamber doorway facing the free space contained a single north-facing doorway and a second south-facing doorway. The width of the free space was five cubits all around the perimeter.
Suddenly, Zechariah could open his mouth, his tongue was set free, and he began to speak and to praise God.
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel! He has taken care of his people and has set them free.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has anointed me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set oppressed people free,
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, "Woman, you are free from your illness."
Shouldn't this woman, a descendant of Abraham whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
They replied to him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves to anybody. So how can you say, "You will be set free'?"
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!"
But Peter told him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's free gift with money!
Agrippa told Festus, "This man could have been set free if he hadn't appealed to the emperor."
So they cut the anchors free and left them in the sea. At the same time they untied the ropes that held the steering oars, raised the foresail to the wind, and headed for the beach.
But God's free gift is not like Adam's offense. For if many people died as the result of one man's offense, how much more have God's grace and the free gift given through the kindness of one man, Jesus the Messiah, been showered on many people!
Nor can the free gift be compared to what came through the man who sinned. For the sentence that followed one man's offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift brought justification, even after many offenses.
For when you were slaves of sin, you were "free" as far as righteousness was concerned.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.
So while her husband is living, she will be called an adulterer if she lives with another man. But if her husband dies, she is free from this Law, so that she is not an adulterer if she marries another man.
For the Spirit's law of life in the Messiah Jesus has set me free from the Law of sin and death.
that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God's children.
Get rid of the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you are to be free from yeast. For the Messiah, our Passover, has been sacrificed.
Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that bother you. Of course, if you have a chance to become free, take advantage of the opportunity.
For the slave who has been called to belong to the Lord is the Lord's free person. In the same way, the free person who has been called is the Messiah's slave.
I want you to be free from concerns. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord, that is, about how he can please the Lord.
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, only in the Lord.
I am free, am I not? I am an apostle, am I not? I have seen Jesus our Lord, haven't I? You are the result of my work in the Lord, aren't you?
What, then, is my reward? It is to be able to preach the gospel free of charge, and so I never resort to demanding my rights when I'm preaching the gospel.
Although I am free from everyone's expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people.
To those who do not have the Law, I became like a man who does not have the Law in order to win those who do not have the Law. However, I am not free from God's Law, but I'm subject to the Messiah's law.
For by one Spirit all of us Jews and Greeks, slaves and free were baptized into one body and were all privileged to drink from one Spirit.
Did I commit a sin when I humbled myself by proclaiming to you the gospel of God free of charge, so that you could be exalted?
Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.
The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again.
because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.
In him there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free person. Instead, the Messiah is all and in all.
He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.
and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will never leave you or abandon you."
You should know that our brother Timothy has been set free. If he comes soon, he will be with me when I see you.
Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.
Then the kings of the earth, the important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and all the slaves and free people concealed themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains.
The second beast forces all people important and unimportant, rich and poor, free and slaves to be marked on their right hands or on their foreheads,
Eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, both unimportant and important."
He threw him into the bottomless pit, locked it, and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were over. After that, he must be set free for a little while.
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