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

  • 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!
  • Steve morrow
    acts 1:1 the former treatise have I made o theophilus of all that JESUS began both to do and teach 1:2 until the day in which HE was taken up after HE through the holy spirit had given commandments unto the apostles whom HE had chosen JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MY SELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK john 12:50 and I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting whatsoever I speak therefore even as the FATHER said unto ME so I speak
  • Josia
    This is a good bible translation
  • Lilian
    We can connect our Spirit to the Holy Spirit Jesus only by meditating the words of God everyday. From his words we receive Peace that passes all understanding thanks to the blood of Jesus by his blood we are redeemed and pardoned and our sins are cleans . We must thank, think and talk about the blood of Jesus and worship him and praise him for he is worthy. Thank you Jesus Amen
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! The vail must be taken away indeed. May our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh bring His Holy and Matchless Word to pass indeed, in and through His Son who Lives and Reigns at His Right Hand now and forever more, our Blessed Lord and near future Majesty King to come, Christ Yeshua Jesus, Amen. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! Shalom yedda dim.

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