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Want to know what the Bible says about Prison? Here are 55 Bible verses about Prison from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Isaiah 61:1 NIV
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,
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Matthew 25:36 NIV
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
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Hebrews 13:3 NIV
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
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Ezra 7:26 NIV
Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.
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Psalm 69:33 NIV
The Lord hears the needy
    and does not despise his captive people.
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2 Timothy 2:9 NIV
for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.
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Leviticus 24:12 NIV
They put him in custody until the will of the Lord should be made clear to them.
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Acts 12:5 NIV
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
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2 Corinthians 6:5 NIV
in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
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Philippians 1:27 NIV
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel
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Numbers 15:34 NIV
and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him.
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Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
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Revelation 2:10 NIV
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.
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Psalm 34:18 NIV
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
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Psalm 102:20 NIV
to hear the groans of the prisoners
    and release those condemned to death.”
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Jeremiah 52:11 NIV
Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon, where he put him in prison till the day of his death.
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Jonah 2:6 NIV
To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
    the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you, Lord my God,
    brought my life up from the pit.
13
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
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Acts 24:23 NIV
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs.
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Isaiah 48:10 NIV
See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
    I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
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