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126 Bible Verses About Prisoners

Here are 126 Bible verses about prisoners from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Hebrews 13:3 KJV

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

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Psalms 69:33 KJV

For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

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Isaiah 61:1 KJV

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

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Isaiah 42:7 KJV

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

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Psalms 146:7 KJV

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

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Psalms 102:20 KJV

To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

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Matthew 25:36 KJV

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

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Luke 4:18 KJV

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

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Psalms 79:11 KJV

Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

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Genesis 39:20-23 KJV

And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Acts 16:25 KJV

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

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Genesis 39:20 KJV

And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

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Mark 6:17 KJV

For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife: for he had married her.

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Genesis 40:3 KJV

And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

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Acts 16:24 KJV

Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

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Acts 12:7 KJV

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

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Genesis 39:21 KJV

But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

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1 Kings 22:27 KJV

And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

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Acts 12:5 KJV

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

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2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

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Acts 16:26 KJV

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

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Genesis 39:22 KJV

And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Judges 16:21 KJV

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

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Hebrews 10:34 KJV

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

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Acts 5:19 KJV

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

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Matthew 11:2 KJV

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

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Luke 3:20 KJV

Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

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Jeremiah 38:6 KJV

Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

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Ezra 7:26 KJV

And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.

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Acts 16:27 KJV

And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

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Isaiah 42:22 KJV

But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

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Leviticus 24:12 KJV

And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.

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Acts 16:23 KJV

And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely:

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Acts 12:10 KJV

When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

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Acts 12:19 KJV

And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

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Matthew 14:10 KJV

And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

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Isaiah 24:22 KJV

And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

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Genesis 41:14 KJV

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

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Acts 12:4 KJV

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

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Acts 12:6 KJV

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

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1 Peter 3:19 KJV

By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

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Jeremiah 52:11 KJV

Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.

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Genesis 42:16 KJV

Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

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Jeremiah 37:15 KJV

Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.

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James 5:13 KJV

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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Matthew 25:43 KJV

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

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Genesis 39:23 KJV

The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

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Acts 8:3 KJV

As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

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Acts 5:18 KJV

And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

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Isaiah 49:9 KJV

That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

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Jeremiah 37:21 KJV

Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Genesis 42:19 KJV

If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Psalms 142:7 KJV

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

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2 Kings 17:4 KJV

And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

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2 Timothy 1:16-18 KJV

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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Jeremiah 32:2 KJV

For then the king of Babylon’s army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah’s house.

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2 Chronicles 16:10 KJV

Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

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Colossians 4:10 KJV

Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

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Ephesians 4:22-24 KJV

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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Numbers 15:34 KJV

And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.

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Jude 1:6 KJV

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

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Galatians 6:1-2 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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2 Corinthians 11:23 KJV

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

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Acts 28:16 KJV

And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

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Acts 24:23 KJV

And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

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Matthew 18:30 KJV

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

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Ephesians 4:1 KJV

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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2 Corinthians 6:5 KJV

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Acts 12:15 KJV

And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

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2 Peter 3:9 KJV

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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Acts 27:1 KJV

And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.

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Zechariah 9:11 KJV

As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

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Jeremiah 29:26 KJV

The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.

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Psalms 107:14 KJV

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

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Revelation 20:7 KJV

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

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Philippians 1:9-11 KJV

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

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Acts 12:17 KJV

But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

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1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

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Proverbs 3:6 KJV

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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Matthew 25:40 KJV

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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Philippians 1:27 KJV

Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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Mark 11:25 KJV

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

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Matthew 25:34 KJV

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

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Isaiah 42:6 KJV

I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

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2 Timothy 1:3 KJV

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

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Luke 23:19 KJV

(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

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Exodus 12:29 KJV

And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

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Habakkuk 1:9 KJV

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

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Isaiah 42:22-24 KJV

But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come? Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

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Mark 1:14 KJV

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

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Mark 15:6-7 KJV

Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

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2 Kings 25:18 KJV

And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

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Genesis 37:24 KJV

And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

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Psalms 107:10 KJV

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

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Jeremiah 33:1 KJV

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

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Isaiah 42:6-7 KJV

I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

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2 Chronicles 33:11 KJV

Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

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Galatians 3:22-23 KJV

But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

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Zechariah 9:11-12 KJV

As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;

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Hebrews 11:36 KJV

And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

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Acts 16:23-24 KJV

And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

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Matthew 27:16 KJV

And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

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Acts 26:10 KJV

Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

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Psalms 68:6 KJV

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

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Ezekiel 19:9 KJV

And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.

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Jeremiah 39:15 KJV

Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

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2 Chronicles 28:5 KJV

Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

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Acts 9:21 KJV

But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

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Isaiah 49:8-9 KJV

Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

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Genesis 39:19 KJV

And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

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Matthew 14:3 KJV

For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.

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Isaiah 20:4 KJV

So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

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Acts 22:27 KJV

Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.

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Acts 22:4 KJV

And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

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2 Chronicles 18:26 KJV

And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.

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Acts 28:17 KJV

And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

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Matthew 4:12 KJV

Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

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Mark 6:27 KJV

And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

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Acts 23:29 KJV

Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.

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Ephesians 3:1 KJV

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

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Isaiah 14:17 KJV

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

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