John 8:36
New International Version
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

New Living Translation
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

English Standard Version
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Berean Study Bible
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Berean Literal Bible
So if the Son shall set you free, you will be free indeed.

New American Standard Bible
"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

King James Bible
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Christian Standard Bible
So if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

Contemporary English Version
If the Son gives you freedom, you are free!

Good News Translation
If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

International Standard Version
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!"

NET Bible
So if the son sets you free, you will be really free.

New Heart English Bible
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“If The Son therefore will set you free, you will truly be the children of liberty.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.

New American Standard 1977
“If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If the Son therefore shall set you free, ye shall be free indeed.

King James 2000 Bible
If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

American King James Version
If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

American Standard Version
If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

Darby Bible Translation
If therefore the Son shall set you free, ye shall be really free.

English Revised Version
If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Webster's Bible Translation
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Weymouth New Testament
If then the Son shall make you free, you will be free indeed.

World English Bible
If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

Young's Literal Translation
if then the son may make you free, in reality ye shall be free.
Study Bible
The Truth will Set You Free
35A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know you are Abraham’s descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.…
Cross References
John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Romans 8:2
For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

1 Corinthians 7:22
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.

Treasury of Scripture

If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

John 8:31,32
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; …

Psalm 19:13
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Psalm 119:32,133
I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart…







Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

sets you free,
ἐλευθερώσῃ (eleutherōsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1659: To free, set free, liberate. From eleutheros; to liberate, i.e. to exempt.

you will be
ἔσεσθε (esesthe)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

free
ἐλεύθεροι (eleutheroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1658: Free, delivered from obligation. Probably from the alternate of erchomai; unrestrained, i.e. not a slave, or exempt.

indeed.
ὄντως (ontōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3689: Really, truly, actually. Adverb of the oblique cases of on; really.
(36) If the Son therefore shall make you free.--Now the thought of John 8:31-32 is repeated in special reference to the position they had claimed for themselves. There is need for the emancipation of which He has spoken, and His mission in the world is to proclaim it. If they will enter into spiritual union with Him, and abide in this new spiritual relation, it will make them new creatures, freed from sin by the power of truth. In the language of St. Paul, as quoted above, "Christ will be formed in them." They will become "members of Christ" and "children of God." The Son of the divine household will make them free, and in Him they will become members of the great family of God Himself. (Comp. the same thought of the divine household as addressed by St. Paul specially to Gentiles, in Ephesians 2:11-22. See also in this Gospel, John 14:2-3.)

Ye shall be free indeed.--Or, ye shall be free in reality.--The word is not the same as that rendered "indeed," in John 8:31. They claimed political freedom, but they were in reality the subjects of Rome. They claimed religious freedom, but they were in reality the slaves to the letter. They claimed moral freedom, but they were in reality the bondmen of sin. The freedom which the Son proclaimed was in reality freedom, for it was the freedom of their true life delivered from the thraldom of sin and brought into union with God. For the spirit of man, that in knowledge of the truth revealed through the Son can contemplate the Father and the eternal home, there is a real freedom that no power can restrain. All through this context the thoughts pass unbidden to the teaching of St. Paul, the great apostle of freedom. There could be no fuller illustration of the words than is furnished in his life. He, like St. Peter and St. John (Romans 1:1, e.g.; 2Peter 1:1; Revelation 1:1), had learnt to regard himself as a "bondservant," but it was of Christ, "whose service is perfect freedom." We feel, as we think of him in bonds before Agrippa, or a prisoner at Rome, that he is more truly free than governor or Caesar before whom he stands, and more truly free than he himself was when he was armed with authority to bind men and women because they were Christians. The chains that bind the body cannot bind the spirit, whose chains have been loosed. He is free indeed, for the Son has made him free.

Verse 36. - Therefore if the Son - who abideth ever in the Father's bosom, and fills the house with his glory, and is the Heir of all things - make you free, ye shall be free indeed (ὄντως, "essentially," only here used by St. John, who elsewhere uses the word ἀληθῶς, ver. 31; John 1:48; John 4:42; John 7:40; John 6:14). The Son is he who gives power to become the sons of God. "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus frees from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:2). Only by acquiring the true spirit and regenerated life of a son can any man be delivered from the bondage induced by ignorance of the actual truth about God, about man, and about the relation between God and man. This knowledge is produced by the Son of God, who is the Truth. A full and believing apprehension of the Son of God, a realization of what he is, confers a new life and reveals the wonderful possibilities and relations of human nature. The incarnation of the Son of God as a veritable Son of man emancipates the soul fettered by the tyranny of nature and baffled by the mastery of time and sense, inasmuch as it discloses the august majesty of its own origin. Essential freedom accrues to him who knows that sin is pardoned, that death is vanquished, that the prince of this world is cast out. The eager Jew might look through the battered walls of Zion and the charred fragments of its gorgeous temple, and still see the adamantine structure and its agelong triumph. But the disciples of Jesus, with John as their leader, when these words were recorded by him as they fell from the Lord in their true connection, saw the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven as a bride adorned for her husband, with its open gates, its crystal stream, and the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb as the Light of it. The freedom of a perfect service and the glorious liberty of the sons of God was theirs, in proportion as they accepted their emancipation from the Son himself (1 Corinthians 7:22; Romans 8:35, 36; 2 Corinthians 3:18). The sons are "free indeed," whatever the world, or the Hebrew Christians, or the philosophers might think or say. 8:30-36 Such power attended our Lord's words, that many were convinced, and professed to believe in him. He encouraged them to attend his teaching, rely on his promises, and obey his commands, notwithstanding all temptations to evil. Thus doing, they would be his disciples truly; and by the teaching of his word and Spirit, they would learn where their hope and strength lay. Christ spoke of spiritual liberty; but carnal hearts feel no other grievances than those that molest the body, and distress their worldly affairs. Talk to them of their liberty and property, tell them of waste committed upon their lands, or damage done to their houses, and they understand you very well; but speak of the bondage of sin, captivity to Satan, and liberty by Christ; tell of wrong done to their precious souls, and the hazard of their eternal welfare, then you bring strange things to their ears. Jesus plainly reminded them, that the man who practised any sin, was, in fact, a slave to that sin, which was the case with most of them. Christ in the gospel offers us freedom, he has power to do this, and those whom Christ makes free are really so. But often we see persons disputing about liberty of every kind, while they are slaves to some sinful lust.
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