5246 captivity

5246 captivity

The state of individuals, communities or nations held in bondage by a foreign power. Such captivity may be punishment from God who, nevertheless, hears the cry of his captive people. God will punish those who, in their arrogance, take others captive. The term is sometimes used metaphorically of the bondage of sin. Jesus Christ alone can free people from such a state.

Individuals and communities taken into captivity

1Sa 30:1-3 See also Ge 14:11-14

Nations taken into captivity

Jer 48:46 See also Ex 6:9; Nu 31:9-12; Isa 20:3-4

The captivity of Israel

As a punishment from the Lord Ps 106:39-43 See also Ps 78:58-61

The Lord hears the cry of his people Ex 2:23 See also Ex 6:5-6; 1Ki 8:46-51; Ps 69:33; Ps 106:44-46

The Israelites were never to forget their captivity in Egypt Dt 5:15 See also Ex 13:3,14; Dt 6:12,20-21; Dt 15:12-15; Dt 16:11-12; Dt 24:17-18,21-22; Jos 24:17; Jer 34:12-14

God will punish those who take others into captivity

Am 1:6-7 See also 2Ch 28:9-15; Ne 4:4; Am 1:9-10; Ac 7:6-7

Captivity used metaphorically

Of the bondage of sin Jn 8:34 See also Ac 8:23; Ro 7:14,25; 2Ti 2:26; 2Pe 2:19

Jesus Christ alone can free from such sin 2Co 10:5 See also Isa 42:6-7; Isa 61:1; Lk 4:18; Jn 8:36; Gal 2:4-5; Gal 5:1; Eph 4:8; Ps 68:18

See also

5251chains
5344imprisonment
5460prison
5507rope and cord
6020sin
6634deliverance
6658freedom
6714ransom
6720redemption
7215exile, the
7446slavery
8790oppression

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