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 Prisoners Bible Quotes & Promises
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-- Definitions & Meanings

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If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee
(Deuteronomy 30:4)

He bringeth out those which are bound with chains.
(Psalm 68:6)

He despiseth not his prisoners.
(Psalm 69:33)

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
(Psalm 107:14)

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
(Psalm 146:7)

But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
(Isaiah 49:25)

The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
(Isaiah 51:14)

Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.
(Jeremiah 15:11)

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
--Nelson Mandela quotes (South African Statesman First democratically elected State President of South Africa (1994), 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace, b.1918)

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes (American 32nd US President (1933-45), cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president. 1882-1945)

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
Ivan Illich quotes

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
Father James Keller quotes (American priest b.1900)

The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, may in the sworn twelve have a thief or two guiltier than him they try.
William Shakespeare quotes (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)

Every invalid is a prisoner.
Marguerite Yourcenar quotes (Belgian born American Writer, 1903-1987)

Many of us who walk to and fro upon our usual tasks are prisoners drawing mental maps of escape.
Loren Eiseley quotes (American essayist, philosopher, and literary naturalist, 1907-1977)

A man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
George Savile quotes (English statesman and author 1633 - 1695)

We visit prisoners on death row, and some of them are saved, but we believe their sentences should be carried out because they have a debt to society.
Jerry Falwell quotes (American fundamentalist Baptist Pastor and Founder of the Moral Majority. b.1933)

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
--Lewis B. Smedes quotes

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
--Edward R. Murrow quotes (American Journalist, 1908-1965)


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The Bible and Prisoners

What does the bible say about jail? How many people in the Bible went to jail?

Several people in the Bible were put in jail. One of the most famous would be Joseph in Genesis 39-40. He imprisoned one of his own brothers in Genesis 42.

In Judges 16, Samson was imprisoned by the Philistines. The Assyrians and Babylonians put several kings of Israel and Judah in prison. A king of Judah put Jeremiah in prison (Jeremiah 32-33).

In the New Testament, some of the apostles of Jesus were put in prison (Acts 5:18-25). They include Peter (Acts 12), and Paul and Silas (Acts 16).

These were mostly imprisoned for their faith. One that was not was Barabbas, who was in jail and released instead of Jesus. (Luke 23:19-25) 7




Definition of Prisoners

1. a person who is confined in prison or kept in custody, esp. as the result of legal process.

2. prisoner of war.

3. a person or thing that is deprived of liberty or kept in restraint.4


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References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
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