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Isaiah 42:6-7

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 6 "I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you for a covenant to the people, for a light to the Gentiles,1

 7 To open the blind eyes, to deliver the prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness imprisoned.2 [Until crucified, all men are imprisoned by darkness, with their spiritual eyes blind, stumbling through life like blind men groping the wall.]

Isaiah 49:6,9

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 6 He says, 'It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation to the ends of the earth.'1

 9 So that you may say to the prisoners, 'Come forth,' and to those who are in darkness, 'Be unveiled.' "They shall feed in the way, and their pastures shall be on all the high places. [To be unveiled is to have the veil of darkness removed and come into the marvelous light of God by which you are then guided and led.]

Isaiah 61:1

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 1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound [in slavery to sin];

Psalms 107:10,142:7

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 10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; [Until crucified, all men are slaves to sin, bound in the prison of darkness and affliction.]

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 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name;1 the righteous shall yet surround me for you shall deal bountifully with me." [David was never in prison; David is referring to the prison of darkness: the absence of light to guide him, walking in the light, with perfect words to speak and perfect deeds to do.]

1 Peter 3:18-20

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 18 For Christ also died once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, so that he might bring you to God, being put to death in the flesh but quickened by the Spirit,

 19 By whom he went and preached to the spirits in prison, [In the time of Noah through the Spirit, Christ preached to men imprisoned by darkness, (those disobedient and in bondage to sin).]

 20 Who at one time were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah while the ark was being prepared, in which only a few people, that is eight souls, were saved from the water.

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