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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Prison

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In the common acceptation of the word, we generally understand by a prison a place of confinement for the body; but in Scripture language there is added to this view of a prison a state of captivity to the soul. Hence the Lord Jesus is said to be come to open the prison doors, and to bring sinners from the captivity of sin and Satan. Believers are sometimes said to be in prison-frames when, from looking off from Jesus, they get into a dark and comfortless state, and are in bondage to their own unbelieving hearts. And when at any time the soul of a poor buffeted child of God is again delivered by some renewed manifestation of the Lord Jesus, when he is brought out of the prison house, he is constrained to cry out,"O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds." (Psalms 116:16)


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Prison'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/p/prison.html. London. 1828.

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