JOHN 8:32

the truth will set you free

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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In this verse Jesus says we will have spiritual freedom, free from sin, if we know and follow the truth of the gospel.

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

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John 8:32 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
ye shall know γνώσεσθε To "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) know
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
truth, ἀλήθειαν Truth truth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
truth ἀλήθεια Truth truth
shall make free. ἐλευθερώσει To liberate, i.e., (figuratively) to exempt (from moral, ceremonial or mortal liability) make free
you ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you

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  • 30  As he spake these words, many believed on him.

  • 31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

  • 32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

  • 33  They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

  • 34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.




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