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. . . you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

—New King James Version®

Make . . . free is translated from the Greek verb eleutheroō. Romans 8 renders this word two ways: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free [eleutheroō] from the law of sin and death” (v. 2) and “The creature itself also shall be delivered [eleutheroō] from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (v. 21).

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Resources quoted in this issue

GT: from the New King James Version®, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

RR: Keener, Craig S., Walton, John H., eds. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016; Wiseman, Donald John, et al., eds. The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. Vol. 18, Isaiah. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1964–.

Cit. 1: Laymon, Charles M. The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary on the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 1971.

Cit. 5: Buttrick, George Arthur, Harmon, Nolan B., et al., eds. The Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 1, General and Old Testament Articles, Genesis, Exodus. Nashville: Abingdon, 1951–57.

Cit. 8: Gaebelein, Frank Ely, Douglas, J. D., Tenney, Merrill C., and Longenecker, Richard N. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 9. Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library/Zondervan Publishing House, 1981.

Cit. 15: Boice, J. M. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 10. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976; Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1997.

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