7 1Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men who know the law),
that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth?
the woman that hath a husband is bound by law to the husband while he liveth;
but if the husband die, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
3So then if, while the husband liveth, she be joined to another man, she
shall be called an adulteress: but if the husband die, she is free from the
law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be joined to another man.
4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the
body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, even to him who
was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God.
when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were through the law,
wrought in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6But now we have
been discharged from the law, having died to that wherein we were held; so
that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
7What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Howbeit, I had not
known sin, except through the law: for I had not known coveting, except the
law had said, Thou shalt not covet:
8but sin, finding occasion, wrought
in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from the law
sin is dead.
9And I was alive apart from the law once: but when
the commandment came, sin revived, and I died;
10and the commandment,
which was unto life, this I found to be unto death:
sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it
12So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and
righteous, and good.
13Did then that which is good become death unto me?
God forbid. But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me
through that which is good; --that through the commandment sin might become
14For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am
carnal, sold under sin.
15For that which I do I know not: for not what I
would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do.
16But if what I
would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17So now it
is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.
18For I know that
in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present
with me, but to do that which is good is not.
19For the good
which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.
20But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin
which dwelleth in me.
21I find then the law, that, to me who would do
good, evil is present.
22For I delight in the law of God after the inward
23but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law
of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in
24Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the
body of this death?
25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then
I of myself with the mind, indeed, serve the law of God; but with the flesh
the law of sin.