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

  • Sylvia
    2nd Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.
    Thank GOD ALMIGHTY! He's worthy to be praised.
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 3:4 AND SUCH TRUST HAVE WE THROUGH CHRIST TO GOD-WARD 3:5 NOT THAT WE ARE SUFFICIENT OF OURSELVES TO THINK ANYTHING AS OF OURSELVES --- BUT OUR SUFFICIENCY IS OF GOD ---
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 3:1 DO WE BEGIN AGAIN TO COMMEND OURSELVES OR NEED WE AS SOME OTHERS EPISTLES OF COMMENDATION TO YOU OR LETTERS OF COMMENDATION FROM YOU
    DANIEL 11:30 FOR THE SHIPS OF CHITTIM SHALL COME AGAINST HIM THEREFORE HE SHALL BE GRIEVED AND RETURN AND HAVE INDIGNATION AGAINST THE HOLY COVENANT SO SHALL HE DO HE SHALL EVEN RETURN AND HAVE INTELLIGENCE WITH THEM THAT FORSAKE THE HOLY COVENANT
  • Phyllis Johnson
    There are no words for the word of GOD, and the beauty of 2 Corinthian:3. The Saints, must set an example, and be a true example for the body of Christ. We must continue to walk in love, peace, joy, and happiness, and hope to rescue others from darkness in the world for our Lord and Savior KING JESUS!
  • Kais
    What a glorious God we have. Thank you Jesus foor your precious blood. O halleluja we are justified by the blood of Christ. Thank You Jesus for Your blood that speaketh of better things than the blood of Abel. Thank You Lord that you have delivered us from the law of Moses by Your death. Halleluja, we are delivered from the law by the Body of Christ. Holy Spirit, we are led by You.
  • Rick
    Many misunderstand this, because they read it alone, not with other scriptures. The Law was set in stone and was death in that there was no forgiveness in it! But when the spirit of Christ came on and in the heart of men in the new testament, it brought (the vail removed) life, as it forgave and took away all the guilt and shame of the sin. The Law is still there, but death is conquered by Grace!

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