'Loose' in the Bible
But you shall live by your sword,And serve your brother;However it shall come to pass when you break loose [from your anger and hatred],That you will tear his yoke off your neck [and you will be free of him].”
“Naphtali is a doe let loose, [a swift warrior,]Which yields branched antlers (eloquent words).
“If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed bare or lets his livestock loose so that it grazes in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.
They shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it will be above the skillfully woven sash of the ephod, so that the breastpiece will not come loose from the ephod.
Then Moses said to Aaron and to his [younger] sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not uncover your heads nor let your hair hang loose nor tear your clothes [as expressions of mourning], so that you will not die [also] and so that He will not express His wrath and anger toward all the congregation. But your relatives, the whole house of Israel, may mourn the burning which the Lord has brought about.
“As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovered (disheveled), and he shall cover his mustache and call out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
‘But he who is the high priest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and who has been consecrated to wear the [sacred] garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes [in mourning],
I will let loose the [wild] animals of the field among you, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock and make you so few in number that your roads will lie deserted and desolate.
The priest shall then have the woman stand before the Lord, and let the hair of the woman’s head hang loose, and put the memorial grain offering in her hands, which is the jealousy offering, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse.
The captain of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy (set apart to the Lord).” And Joshua did so.
“I wish that it would please God to crush me,That He would let loose His hand and cut me off.
Who made [the constellations] the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades,And the [vast starry] spaces of the south;
“He lets it loose under the whole heaven,And His lightning to the ends of the earth.
“Can you bind the chains of [the cluster of stars called] Pleiades,Or loose the cords of [the constellation] Orion?
His mischief will return on his own head,And his violence will come down on the top of his head [like loose dirt].
He sent upon them His burning anger,His fury and indignation and distress,A band of angels of destruction [among them].
You have withdrawn all Your wrath,You have turned away from Your burning anger.
To hear the sighing of the prisoner,To set free those who were doomed to death,
For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey [like a honeycomb]And her speech is smoother than oil;
Why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an immoral womanAnd embrace the bosom of an outsider (pagan)?
Who perversely in his heart plots trouble and evil continually;Who spreads discord and strife.
To keep you from the evil woman,From [the flattery of] the smooth tongue of an immoral woman.
That they may keep you from the immoral woman,From the foreigner [who does not observe God’s laws and] who flatters with her [smooth] words.
Passing through the street near her corner;And he took the path to her house
Does not wisdom call,And understanding lift up her voice?
He who is careless in his workIs a brother to him who destroys.
The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit [deep and inescapable];He who is cursed by the Lord [because of his adulterous sin] will fall into it.
For a prostitute is a deep pit,And an immoral woman is a narrow well.
Your [drunken] eyes will see strange thingsAnd your mind will utter perverse things [untrue things, twisted things].
Like the legs which are useless to the lame,So is a proverb in the mouth of a fool [who cannot learn from its wisdom].
Do not give your [generative] strength to women [neither foreign wives in marriages of alliances, nor concubines],Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the pick and the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place where oxen are pastured and where sheep tread.
at that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, untie the sackcloth from your hips and take your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, walking around stripped [to his loincloth] and barefoot.
Your ship’s ropes (tackle) hang loose;They cannot hold the base of their mast firmly,Nor spread out the sail.Then an abundance of spoil and plunder will be divided;Even the lame will take the plunder.
Shake yourself from the dust, arise,O captive Jerusalem;Rid yourself of the chains around your neck,O captive Daughter of Zion.
“[Rather] is this not the fast which I choose,To undo the bonds of wickedness,To tear to pieces the ropes of the yoke,To let the oppressed go freeAnd break apart every [enslaving] yoke?
“O generation [that you are], consider and regard carefully the word of the Lord.Have I been a wilderness to Israel [like a land without food],A land of thick and deep darkness [like a path without light]?Why do My people say, ‘We [have broken loose and we] are free to roam [at will];We will no longer come to You’?
When I send against them the deadly arrows of hunger which were for the destruction of those whom I will send to destroy you, then I will increase the famine upon you and break your staff of bread.
He answered, “Look! I see four men untied, walking around in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt! And the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!”
“I will destroy her vines and her fig treesOf which she has said, ‘These are my wagesWhich my lovers have given me.’And I will make them a forest,And the animals of the open country will devour them.
For before those days there were no wages for man or animal; nor was there any peace or success for him who went out or came in because of his enemies, for I set all men against one another.
I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have [already] been loosed in heaven.”
But the Lord replied to him, “You hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders)! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead it away to water it?
A few days later, the younger son gathered together everything [that he had] and traveled to a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and immoral living.
saying, “Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a [donkey’s] colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here.
[and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good,
namely, a man of unquestionable integrity, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of being immoral or rebellious.
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