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5461 prisoners

5461 prisoners

People who have been deprived of their liberty and confined against their will.

People imprisoned out of anger, envy or jealousy

Ge 37:24; Jer 52:11 See also Ge 39:19; Ge 40:3; Ge 41:14; Ge 42:16 Samson: Jdg 16:21,25
2Ki 17:4 Hoshea, king of Israel; 2Ki 25:18; 2Ch 28:5,17; 2Ch 33:11 Manasseh; Isa 14:17; Isa 20:4; Hab 1:9

People imprisoned for lawlessness

Ezr 7:26; Mt 27:16 pp Mk 15:6-7 pp Lk 23:19 See also Ex 12:29; Isa 42:22-24

People imprisoned for their faithfulness to God

Micaiah 1Ki 22:27 pp 2Ch 18:26

Hanani, seer to Asa 2Ch 16:10

Jeremiah Jer 32:2; Jer 33:1; Jer 37:15,18,21; Jer 38:6,9; Jer 39:15

John the Baptist Mt 4:12 pp Mk 1:14; Mt 11:2; Mt 14:3 pp Mk 6:17; Mt 14:10 pp Mk 6:27; Lk 3:20

The apostles Ac 5:18

Simon Peter Ac 12:5

The early Christian believers Ac 8:3; Ac 9:21; Ac 22:4,19; Ac 26:10; Heb 10:34

Paul Ac 12:4; Ac 22:27; Ac 23:29; Ac 28:17; 2Co 6:5; 2Co 11:23; Eph 3:1; Eph 4:1; Phm 1

Paul and Silas Ac 16:23-24

Aristarchus Col 4:10

Epaphras Phm 23

The saints of old Heb 11:36

Figurative and poetic use of imprisonment

Gal 3:22-23 See also Ps 142:7; Isa 24:22; Isa 42:6-7,22; Eze 19:9; Zec 9:11-12; Mt 18:30

The Lord does not abandon prisoners

Ps 79:11 See also Ge 39:21; Ps 68:6; Ps 69:33; Ps 102:20; Ps 107:10; Ps 146:7; Isa 49:8-9; Isa 61:1; La 3:31-36

Christians should show concern for prisoners

Heb 13:3 See also Mt 25:36,39,43

See also

5098John the Baptist
5108Paul, life of
5246captivity
5344imprisonment
5460prison
5482punishment
5560suffering
6658freedom
8116discipleship, cost

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