2 Corinthians 3:17

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now the Lord is that spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is libertie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, {there} is liberty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, `there' is liberty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there the heart is free.
- Basic English Bible

Now the Lord is the Spirit, but where the Spirit of [the] Lord [is, there is] liberty.
- Darby Bible

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
- Webster's Bible

Now by "the Lord" is meant the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, freedom is enjoyed.
- Weymouth Bible

Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
- World English Bible

And the spirit is the Lord; and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is fredom.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:17


3:17 Now the Lord - Christ is that Spirit of the law whereof I speak, to which the letter was intended to lead. And where the Spirit of the Lord, Christ, is, there is liberty - Not the veil, the emblem of slavery. There is liberty from servile fear, liberty from the guilt and from the power of sin, liberty to behold with open face the glory of the Lord.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:17


2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit. The New Covenant is of "the Spirit". See 2Co 3:3,6,8. But turning to the Lord is entering into this covenant, for the "Lord is that Spirit". Where the Spirit of the Lord [is]. The Spirit is Christ's presence with us. There [is] liberty. He who comes into this covenant of the Spirit is freed from the bondage of the law.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 3

  • MockingBird for verse 18
    As I receive the word of God : It is from Glory to Glory , from Grace to Grace , From Healing to Healing, From Deliverance to Deliverance : Just goes on and on : From Everlasting to Everlasting . Even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • Wingfield Hlazo Jr. for verse 18
    The people we spend more time with will definitely shape our character and the perspective from which we view matters. in like manner, spending time with Jesus in prayer, studying His word and medidtating upon it daily will surely help us be like Him and we will be able to see Him directing us.
  • Delores Dunbar
    I think taking on the nature of Jesus Christ we are free from the bondage of sin and the guilt of shame being liberated in to soar high like the see and soar high like the eagle.
  • Delores Dunbar for verse 17
    I am free praise the Lord free from the bondage of sin.Allululah Thank you Jesus
  • Lonnie smith for verse 9
    I think the ministry of condemnation can and will not save us from destruction.Jesus the new covenant is only life.The law was needed in those days too prepare use and too get us in position for Grace through Jesus Christ there is freedom in knowing Jesus in relationship.
  • Kenneth for verse 17
    I think exactly what it means, liberty from any kind of bondage. I literally live in that place where Christ is. I pray that the Church, the true Church of Christ experience this amazing place in HIM. Regardless of what 's happening around you, regardless of what people throw at you, there 's effect on you.

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