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Dictionaries :: Bondage

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1397 Greek: douleia

Bondage:

akin to deo, "to bind," primarily "the condition of being a slave," came to denote any kind of bondage, as, e.g., of the condition of creation, Rom 8:21; of that fallen condition of man himself which makes him dread God, Rom 8:15, and fear death, Hbr 2:15; of the condition imposed by the Mosaic Law, Gal 4:24.
See SERVE.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1398 Greek: douleuo

Bondage:

"to serve as a slave, to be a slave, to be in bondage," is frequently used without any association of slavery, e.g., Act 20:19; Rom 6:6; 7:6; 12:11; Gal 5:13.
See SERVE.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1402 Greek: douloo

Bondage:

different from No. 1, in being transitive instead of intransitive, signifies "to make a slave of, to bring into bondage," Act 7:6; 1Cr 9:19, RV; in the Passive Voice, "to be brought under bondage," 2Pe 2:19; "to be held in bondage," Gal 4:3 (lit., "were reduced to bondage"); Tts 2:3, "of being enslaved to wine;" Rom 6:18, "of service to righteousness" (lit. "were made bondservants"). As with the purchased slave there were no limitations either in the kind or the time of service, so the life of the believer is to be lived in continuous obedience to God.
See ENSLAVED, GIVE, SERVANT.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1396 Greek: doulagogeo

Bondage:

"to bring into bondage" (from A, above, and ago, "to bring"), is used in 1Cr 9:27, concerning the body, RV, "bondage," for AV, "subjection."

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g2615 Greek: katadouloo

Bondage:

"to bring into bondage," occurs in 2Cr 11:20; Gal 2:4.

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