5344 imprisonment

5344 imprisonment

Being confined in prison is used both literally and figuratively in Scripture. Release from prison is used as a picture of freedom from spiritual bondage.

The anticipation or threat of imprisonment

Mt 5:25-26 pp Lk 12:58 See also Ac 20:23; Rev 2:10

Imprisonment for law-breaking

Ezr 7:26 See also Ge 40:3; 2Ki 17:4; Jer 52:11; Mt 18:30

Imprisonment while on remand

Nu 15:33-34 See also Lev 24:12; Mt 27:16 pp Mk 15:7 pp Lk 23:19

Imprisonment of the innocent, often with malicious intent

Jer 38:28; Lk 21:12 See also Ge 39:20-22; Ge 40:14-15; Ge 42:16-17 Joseph planning the welfare of his brothers; 1Ki 22:27 Ahab orders Micaiah’s imprisonment; 2Ch 16:10; Jer 32:2-3; Jer 37:15; Mt 14:3 John the Baptist imprisoned by Herod; Ac 8:3; Ac 16:23-24 Paul and Silas in prison; Ac 22:4,19; Ac 23:29; Ac 24:27; Ac 26:10,31; 2Co 6:5; 2Co 11:23; Heb 11:36

Release from imprisonment

By earthly rulers Ge 41:14; 2Ki 25:27 pp Jer 52:31; Jer 39:13-14

By divine intervention Ps 146:7 See also Ps 68:6; Ps 102:20; Ps 107:10-14; Ps 142:7; Isa 42:7; Isa 49:9; Isa 51:14; Isa 61:1; Ac 12:1-11

Imprisonment used in a figurative or poetic sense

Lk 4:18 See also Isa 61:1; Job 11:10; Job 12:14; Ps 66:11; Ecc 4:14; Ro 7:23; Gal 3:22-23; 1Pe 3:19; Rev 20:7

See also

2321Christ as redeemer
5098John the Baptist
5246captivity
5364key
5460prison
5461prisoners
5482punishment
5507rope and cord
6020sin
6658freedom
6723redemption, NT
7449slavery, spiritual

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