It was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery. … I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke, will free you from being slaves, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.
People are slaves to whatever has mastered them. … I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. … I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. … You have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. … I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
If you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it. … When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. … For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. … Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. … You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
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