100 Bible Verses about Release Of Prisoners Of War

Psalm 69:33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.

Psalm 146:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;

Jeremiah 38:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the court of the guard, letting Jeremiah down by ropes. And there was no water in the cistern, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud.

Hebrews 13:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

Matthew 25:36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Isaiah 42:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.

Luke 4:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

Psalm 79:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!

Genesis 39:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 John 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.

Acts 12:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 3:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.

Mark 6:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her.

Matthew 14:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He sent and had John beheaded in the prison,

Matthew 11:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Isaiah 24:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit; they will be shut up in a prison, and after many days they will be punished.

Psalm 102:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,

Genesis 40:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined.

Genesis 39:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Acts 16:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 16:1-40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily. ...

Acts 8:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

John 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Jeremiah 52:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him in chains, and the king of Babylon took him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.

Isaiah 49:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Saying to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘Appear.’ They shall feed along the ways; on all bare heights shall be their pasture;

Isaiah 42:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But this is a people plundered and looted; they are all of them trapped in holes and hidden in prisons; they have become plunder with none to rescue, spoil with none to say, “Restore!”

Ezra 7:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever will not obey the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be strictly executed on him, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of his goods or for imprisonment.”

1 Kings 22:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And say, ‘Thus says the king, “Put this fellow in prison and feed him meager rations of bread and water, until I come in peace.”’”

Judges 16:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles. And he ground at the mill in the prison.

Genesis 39:20-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.

Revelation 20:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison

1 Peter 3:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 1:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Galatians 6:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.

2 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Acts 28:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.

Acts 27:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort named Julius.

Acts 26:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Acts 16:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Acts 12:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.

Acts 5:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison.

Luke 23:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder.

Mark 11:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:35-46 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ ...

Matthew 18:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.

Matthew 14:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Zechariah 9:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

Jeremiah 37:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the officials were enraged at Jeremiah, and they beat him and imprisoned him in the house of Jonathan the secretary, for it had been made a prison.

Jeremiah 32:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 20:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the Lord.

Isaiah 14:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ...

Psalm 142:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

2 Chronicles 16:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in the stocks in prison, for he was in a rage with him because of this. And Asa inflicted cruelties upon some of the people at the same time.

2 Kings 17:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the king of Assyria found treachery in Hoshea, for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and offered no tribute 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.

Leviticus 24:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they put him in custody, till the will of the Lord should be clear to them.

Exodus 2:1-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. ...

Genesis 42:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. Or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.”

Genesis 41:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.

Genesis 40:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And one night they both dreamed—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison—each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation.

Genesis 39:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.

Genesis 39:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Revelation 11:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth.

Revelation 11:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months.

Revelation 9:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.

Revelation 9:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Jude 1:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

1 Peter 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

1 Peter 1:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. ...

Hebrews 11:35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.

Hebrews 11:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

2 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!

2 Timothy 1:16-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains, but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me— may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.

1 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Colossians 4:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him),

Philippians 1:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. ...

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

Galatians 3:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 3:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?

2 Corinthians 6:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;

Romans 13:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Romans 13:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

Romans 13:1-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Romans 8:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

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