Christian Pilgrim


102. Captivity Captive

This Biblical phrase means to set free from captivity:

Psalm 68:18 - "Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them."

Judges 5:12 - "Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam."

Ephesians 4:8 - "Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

Colossians 2:15 - "And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."

This is the same as to "bring back" or "bring again" or "turn" captivity:

Deuteronomy 30:3 - "That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee."

Psalm 85:1 - "LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob."

Psalm 126:4 - "Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south."

Jeremiah 48:46,47 - "Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives. Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab."

Jeremiah 49:5,6 - "Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth. And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD."

Jeremiah 49:38,39 - "And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD. But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD."