Aug
2017

The Greek word “douleia”

Limited to Rom. 8:15, 21Rom. 8:15, 21
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15 For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 21 that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

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; Gal. 4:24; 5:1Gal. 4:24; 5:1
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24 Which things contain an allegory: for these women are two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children unto bondage, which is Hagar. 5 1 For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.

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; Heb. 2:15Heb. 2:15
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15 and might deliver all them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

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, the Greek noun “douleia” meant “bondage” or “slavery.”  This term is always used figuratively in the New Testament.  Douleia is associated with “slavery to sin, law, and death, which continues wherever the redemption through Christ is not yet effective or not yet completed” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:350).