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Galatians 5:1

Context
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For freedom 1  Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke 2  of slavery.

XREF

Ps 51:12; Pr 23:23; Isa 61:1; Mt 11:28-30; Mt 23:4; Joh 8:32-36; Ac 15:10; Ro 6:14,18; Ro 7:3,6; Ro 8:2; 1Co 7:22; 1Co 15:58; 1Co 16:13; 2Co 3:17; Ga 2:4; Ga 3:25; Ga 4:9; Ga 4:26,31; Ga 5:13; Eph 6:14; Php 1:27; Col 2:16-22; 1Th 3:8; 2Th 2:15; Heb 3:6,14; Heb 4:14; Heb 9:8-11; Heb 10:23,35-39; 1Pe 2:16; 2Pe 2:19; Jude 1:3,20,21; Re 2:25; Re 3:3

NET © Notes

tn Translating the dative as “For freedom” shows the purpose for Christ setting us free; however, it is also possible to take the phrase in the sense of means or instrument (“with [or by] freedom”), referring to the freedom mentioned in 4:31 and implied throughout the letter.

sn Here the yoke figuratively represents the burdensome nature of slavery.



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