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Bible Term: Ransom

The price paid to free someone from slavery, bondage, or kidnappers. Jesus ransomed us from a life of slavery to selfishness and godlessness.

Ransom can also be used as a verb, which means the act of obtaining someone’s release.

See redeem.

Key verse about Ransom: “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them (Exodus 30:12, NIV).

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