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I Peter 1:18-21
November 13, 2005
I. REDEMPTION THROUGH CHRIST'S DEATH
A. Agorazo – To buy, to purchase, to redeem
1. Common usage in the bible – related to the market place
2. Used in the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) of purchasing
anything in general.
3. Used in the New Testament in general to mean purchasing something.
(Matthew 13:44, 46; 27:7)
4. Used several times to refer to salvation of believers. (Rev. 5:9; II Peter 2:1)
I Corinthians 6:20 (CSB) - 20 for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
B. Exagorazo (verb) – also means to buy, to redeem
1. In contexts it means to buy back something that was lost.
2. It is used twice in the New Testament to teach that Christ has redeemed believers
from the curse of the law. (Gal. 3:13; 4:5)
3. This is similar to speaking of redemption from sin because sin is what causes the
4. It is used only of believers and speaks of a complete release.
C. Lutrao (verb) – This word more clearly gives the idea of paying a ransom price in order to
set free. It means "to ransom, to redeem."
1. In secular usage "lutrao" often means to buy back something that was previously
owned, such as "The cloak has been redeemed from the pawn."
2. It was used to emphasize the price to free slaves.
3. The Jewish historian, Josepheus illustrates the idea of paying a ransom price to
secure the release of a hostage.
4. The New Testament uses lutrao in three places. (Luke 24:1; Titus 2:14, and
I Peter 1:18-19)
Titus 2:13 (CSB) 13 while we wait for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
5. In both references from the epistles, emphasis is placed on the high cost of our
6. The Bible portrays mankind as sinners lost to the slavery of sin and in bondage t ...
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