Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) — Galatians 3:13

def v  buy out, buy away from, ransom

pronounced ex-ag-or-ad’-zo

There are three Greek words translated redeemed or bought and they tell the story of redemption.

  1. agorazo (1 Corinthians 6:20), means to buy in the slave market. The Lord Jesus paid the ransom price of His precious blood because we are slaves of sin. The purchased believer is a bondslave to Christ by right of purchase.
  2. exagorazo (Galatians 3:13), means to buy a slave out of the market place. The believer is bought not only to be Christ’s bondslave, but is bought out of the slave market never to be put up for sale again. The believer is Christ’s permanent possession.
  3. lutroo (Titus 2:14), means to set free by the payment of a ransom. The bondslave believer is set free from the slavery to sin and free to fulfill the life that God created him to do, to glorify God and enjoy fellowship with Him forever.

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