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

  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: The Kingdom of Heaven is promised to the Jews and the Body of the Church is for the Gentiles in the Kingdom of God. 2 Thessalonians 1:5 Apostle Paul was writing to saved Gentiles.
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 3:5 NOT THAT WE ARE SUFFICIENT OF OURSELVES TO THINK ANYTHING AS OF OURSELVES ---- BUT OUR SUFFICIENCY IS OF GOD ----
  • Ray321
    Genesis 17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. Israel will have a new covenant , that will be in there New Heart written so they don't forget. That is God's promise for Israel, the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 10:34 THEN PETER OPENED HIS MOUTH AND SAID --- OF A TRUTH --- I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS --10:35-- BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM
  • Ray321
    Hebrews 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: The new covenant is for the Jews not the Gentiles .
  • Brianna vs. 14
    We are not under the Mosaic Law, that law has been done away with. We are not under the Law of Christ. The Bible refers to it as the New Covenant. The New Covenant does contain many of the same principles that were in the Mosaic, yet, not all. For example the blood of Jesus sacrifice did away with the need for animal sacrifices. The Mosaic law was never to be permanent.

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