The Truth Will Set You Free
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you n abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
"And you shall know the o truth, and p the truth shall make you free."
They answered Him, q "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, 'You will be made free'?"
Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, r whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
"And s a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.
t "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
"I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but u you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
v "I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.
For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.
And do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
2 Peter 2:19
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.
Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
"Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"
And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.