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John 8:32

    John 8:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you will have knowledge of what is true, and that will make you free.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:32

    Ye shall know the truth - Shall have a constant experimental knowledge of its power and efficacy.

    And the truth shall make you free - It was a maxim of the Jews, "That no man was free, but he who exercised himself in the meditation of the law." No man is truly free, but he in whose heart the power of sin is destroyed, and who has received the Spirit of adoption, through which he cries, Abba! Father! See Romans 8:15. The bondage of sin is the most grievous bondage; and freedom from its guilt and influence is the greatest liberty.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:32

    Shall know the truth - See the notes at John 7:17.

    The truth shall make you free - The truth here means the Christian religion. Compare Galatians 3:1; Colossians 1:6. The doctrines of the true religion shall make you free - that is, it will free you from the slavery of evil passions, corrupt propensities, and grovelling views. The condition of a sinner is that of a captive or a slave to sin. He is one who serves and obeys the dictates of an evil heart and the promptings of an evil nature, Romans 6:16-17; "Ye were the servants of sin;" - Romans 6:19; "Ye have yielded your members servants unto iniquity;" - Romans 6:20; Romans 7:6, Romans 7:8,Romans 7:11; Romans 8:21; Acts 8:23; "Thou art in the - bond of iniquity;" Galatians 4:3, Galatians 4:9. The effect of the gospel is to break this hard bondage to sin and to set the sinner free. We learn from this that religion is not slavery or oppression. It is true freedom.

    "He is the freeman whom the truth makes free,

    And all are slaves beside." - Cowper.

    The service of God is freedom from degrading vices and carnal propensities; from the slavery of passion and inordinate desires. It is a cheerful and delightful surrender of ourselves to Him whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.

    Wesley's Notes on John 8:32

    8:32 The truth - Written in your hearts by the Spirit of God, shall make you free - From guilt, sin, misery, Satan.

    Verses Related to John 8:32

    James 1:22 - But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
    1 Corinthians 6:10 - Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    1 Corinthians 10:31 - Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
    Book: John
    Topic: Lifestyle