I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it —not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it —they will be blessed in what they do.
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you "free from the law of sin and death.
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
22 This righteousness is given through faith in "Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
"Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes "so that it will be even more fruitful.
3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh "; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.
God sets the lonely in families, "he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
that "the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, [^1]
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you "free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, "God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. "And so he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
"I have the right to do anything," you say —but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" —but I will not be mastered by anything.