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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLIBERTY
lib'-er-ti (deror, rachabh; eleutheria): The opposite of servitude or bondage, hence, applicable to captives or slaves set free from oppression (thus deror, Leviticus 25:10 Isaiah 61:1, etc.). Morally, the power which enslaves is sin (John 8:34), and liberty consists, not simply in external freedom, or in possession of the formal power of choice, but in deliverance from the darkening of the mind, the tyranny of sinful lusts and the enthrallment of the will, induced by a morally corrupt state. In a positive respect, it consists in the possession of holiness, with the will and ability to do what is right and good. Such liberty is possible only in a renewed condition of soul, and cannot exist apart from godliness. Even under the Old Testament godly men could boast of a measure of such liberty (Psalm 119:45, rachabh, "room," "breadth"), but it is the gospel of Christ which bestows it in its fullness, in giving a full and clear knowledge of God, discovering the way of forgiveness, supplying the highest motives to holiness and giving the Holy Spirit to destroy the power of sin and to quicken to righteousness. In implanting a new life in the soul, the gospel lifts the believer out of the sphere of external law, and gives him a sense of freedom in his new filial relation to God. Hence, the New Testament expressions about "the glorious liberty" of God's children (Romans 8:21 the King James Version; compare Galatians 2:4; Galatians 5:13, etc.), about liberty as resulting from the possession of the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17), about "the perfect law of liberty" (James 1:25). The instrument through which this liberty is imparted is "the truth" (John 8:32). Christians are earnestly warned not to presume upon, or abuse their liberty in Christ (Galatians 5:13 1 Peter 2:16).
Greek1657. eleutheria -- liberty, freedom
... liberty, freedom. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eleutheria Phonetic
Spelling: (el-yoo-ther-ee'-ah) Short Definition: freedom, liberty ...
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1849. exousia -- power to act, authority
649. apostello -- to send, send away
1658. eleutheros -- free, ie not a slave or not under restraint
859. aphesis -- dismissal, release, fig. pardon
425. anesis -- a loosening, relaxation
3083. lutron -- a ransom
630. apoluo -- to set free, release
2010. epitrepo -- to turn to, entrust, hence to permit
Strong's Hebrew1865. deror -- a flowing, free run, liberty
... 1864, 1865. deror. 1866 . a flowing, free run, liberty. Transliteration: deror
Phonetic Spelling: (der-ore') Short Definition: release. ... liberty, pure. ...
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7342. rachab -- wide, broad
2670. chophshi -- free
2668. chuphshah -- freedom
3468. yesha -- deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare
4800. merchab -- a broad or roomy place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection.
2. (n.) Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.
3. (n.) A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like.
4. (n.) Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.
5. (n.) The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised.
6. (n.) A certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison.
7. (n.) A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
8. (n.) The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.
9. (n.) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.
Topical Bible VersesJohn 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
1 Peter 2:16
2 Corinthians 3:17
ThesaurusLiberty (32 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as,
liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the ...
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Jubilee (25 Occurrences)
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Release (61 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceLiberty (32 Occurrences)
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Acts 24:23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.
Acts 26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
Acts 27:3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.
Acts 28:18 They, after they had sharply questioned me, were willing to set me at liberty, because they found no offence in me for which I deserve to die.
Romans 8:21 that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
1 Corinthians 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 8:9 But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
1 Corinthians 9:6 Or again, is it only Barnabas and myself who are not at liberty to give up working with our hands?
1 Corinthians 10:29 Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience?
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Galatians 2:4 This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;
Galatians 5:1 Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Hebrews 2:15 and might set at liberty all those who through fear of death had been subject to lifelong slavery.
Hebrews 13:23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
James 2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
2 Peter 2:19 promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.
Revelation 9:14 It said to the sixth angel--the angel who had the trumpet, "Set at liberty the four angels who are prisoners near the great river Euphrates."
Revelation 9:15 And the four angels who had been kept in readiness for that hour, day, month, and year, were set at liberty, so that they might kill a third part of mankind.
Revelation 13:5 And there was given him a mouth full of boastful and blasphemous words; and liberty of action was granted him for forty-two months.
Revelation 20:3 He closed the entrance and put a seal upon him in order that he might be unable to lead the nations astray any more until the thousand years were at an end. Afterwards he is to be set at liberty for a short time.
Leviticus 25:10 You shall make the fiftieth year holy, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you; and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.
Psalms 119:45 I will walk in liberty, for I have sought your precepts.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;
Jeremiah 34:8 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people who were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty to them;
Jeremiah 34:15 You had now turned, and had done that which is right in my eyes, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and you had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
Jeremiah 34:16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.
Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus says Yahweh: you have not listened to me, to proclaim liberty, every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim to you a liberty, says Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth.
Ezekiel 46:17 But if he give of his inheritance a gift to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty; then it shall return to the prince; but as for his inheritance, it shall be for his sons.
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