2 Corinthians 3:17
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English Standard Version
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

King James Bible
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

American Standard Version
Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the Lord is a Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

English Revised Version
Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Weymouth New Testament
Now by "the Lord" is meant the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, freedom is enjoyed.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Now the Lord is that Spirit

Κύριος the Lord is used in Exodus 34:34 for Jehovah. The Lord Christ of 2 Corinthians 3:16 is the Spirit who pervades and animates the new covenant of which we are ministers (2 Corinthians 3:6), and the ministration of which is with glory (2 Corinthians 3:8). Compare Romans 8:9-11; John 14:16, John 14:18.

Liberty

Compare Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:7.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Parallel Commentaries

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the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

John 6:63 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

where.

Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Romans 8:2,15,16 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death...

Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Cross References
Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

John 8:32
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

Galatians 5:1
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:13
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

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