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ἐλεύθερος, -α, -ον
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free, released, liberated from various kinds of ownership, confinement, and distress


Free, released, liberated from various kinds of ownership, confinement, and distress: prison confinement, political domination and oppression, physical sickness, release from the marriage contract in death, and God's release of the sinner from sin. A free person is often contrasted to a slave

Free, in a state of freedom, as opposed to slavery, 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:28; free, exempt, Mt. 17:26; 1 Cor. 7:39; unrestricted, unfettered, 1 Cor. 9:1; free from the dominion of sin, etc., Jn. 8:36; Rom. 6:20; free in the possession of Gospel privileges, 1 Pet. 2:16

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Matthew 17:26 And when he answered, “From outsiders,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are exempt (eleutheroi | ἐλεύθεροι | nom pl masc).
John 8:33 They replied to him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone! How can you say, ‘You will become free’?” (eleutheroi | ἐλεύθεροι | nom pl masc)
John 8:36 If therefore the Son sets you free, you will be free (eleutheroi | ἐλεύθεροι | nom pl masc) indeed.
Romans 6:20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free (eleutheroi | ἐλεύθεροι | nom pl masc) with regard to righteousness.
Romans 7:3 Accordingly, if she is joined to another man while her husband is alive, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free (eleuthera | ἐλευθέρα | nom sg fem) from that law, so that she is not an adulteress if she marries another man.
1 Corinthians 7:21 If you were a slave when called, do not be concerned about it. However, if you are able to gain your freedom (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc), make the most of the opportunity.
1 Corinthians 7:22 For the one who was called by the Lord as a slave is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise, the one who was called as a free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc) person is a slave of Christ.
1 Corinthians 7:39 A wife is bound for such a time as her husband is alive. But if her husband should die, she is free (eleuthera | ἐλευθέρα | nom sg fem) to marry whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I not free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc)? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my labor in the Lord?
1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I am free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc) from all, I have made myself a servant to all, so that I might win as many as possible.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free (eleutheroi | ἐλεύθεροι | nom pl masc), and we were all imbued with one Spirit.
Galatians 3:28 Now there is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc), neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman (eleutheras | ἐλευθέρας | gen sg fem).
Galatians 4:23 The son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman (eleutheras | ἐλευθέρας | gen sg fem) was born as the result of promise.
Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem above is the free (eleuthera | ἐλευθέρα | nom sg fem) woman, and she is our mother.
Galatians 4:30 But what does the Scripture say? “Drive away the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman must not share the inheritance with the son of the free woman.” (eleutheras | ἐλευθέρας | gen sg fem)
Galatians 4:31 So then, brothers, we are not children of a slave woman but of the free woman (eleutheras | ἐλευθέρας | gen sg fem).
Ephesians 6:8 knowing that each person, if he does something good, will be repaid by the Lord for this, whether he is a slave or free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc).
Colossians 3:11 Here there is no longer there is Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc), but Christ is all and in all. Christ
1 Peter 2:16 Live as free people (eleutheroi | ἐλεύθεροι | nom pl masc), not as those using freedom as a cover-up for evil, but as servants of God.
Revelation 6:15 Then the kings of the earth and the princes and the generals and the rich and the powerful and everyone — slave and free (eleutheros | ἐλεύθερος | nom sg masc) — hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
Revelation 13:16 He also caused everyone — small and great, rich and poor, free (eleutherous | ἐλευθέρους | acc pl masc) and slave — to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.
Revelation 19:18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty warriors, the flesh of horses and those who ride on them — the flesh of all, both free (eleutherōn | ἐλευθέρων | gen pl masc) and slave, and small and great.”