Bond (אֵָסר, esar', or אַסָּר, issar', a moral obligation; δεσμός, a physical means of restraint) is used for an obligation of any kind in Nu 30:2,4,12, SEE VOW; metaphorically, the word signifies oppression, captivity, affliction (Ps 116:16; Php 1:7). SEE CAPTIVITY. The influences of the Holy Spirit are called the bond of peace (Eph 4:3). Charity or Christian love is called the bond of perfectness, because it completes the Christian character (Col 3:14). Bonds are also bands or chains worn by prisoners (Ac 20:23; Ac 25:14) bound or subjected to slavery (1Co 12:13; Re 6:15). SEE PRISON.