Romans 7


Free from the Law

Or do you not know, brethren, (for to the ones knowing law I speak), that the law dominates the man over as much time as he lives? For the married woman [3to the 4living 5husband 1is tied 2by law]. But if [3should die 1the 2husband], she is cleared from the law of the husband. Surely then [3living 1with the 2husband], [2as an adulteress 1she shall be treated], if she becomes [2man 1to another]; but if [3should die 1the 2husband], she is free from the law, for her to not be an adulteress, having become [2man 1to another]. So that, my brethren, also you were put to death to the law through the body of the Christ; for you to become to another, to the one [2from 3the dead 1being arisen], that we should bear fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh, the passions of the sins, the ones through the law exerted energy in our members for the bearing fruit to death. But now we were cleared from the law, having died by which we were held; so as for us to serve in newness of spirit, and not oldness of contract. What then shall we say? Is the law sin? May it not be. But the sin I knew not, except through the law; for also lust I knew not, except the law said, You shall not lust. [4an opportunity 1But 3taking 2sin] through the commandment, manufactured in me every lust; for separate from the law sin was dead; and I was alive separate from the law at some time or other; [4having come 1but 2the 3commandment], sin was revived, and I died. 10 And [5was found 6by me 1the 2commandment 3for 4life], for this to be to death. 11  For sin [2opportunity 1having taken] through the commandment, cheated me, and through it killed me. 12 So that the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 13 The thing then good, [3to me 1has it become 2death]? May it not be. But the sin, that it should appear sin, through the good in me manufacturing death, that [2should become 3excessively 4sinful 1sin] through the commandment. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am fleshly, having been sold under the sin. 15 For what I manufacture, I do not know; for not what I want to do, this I practice; and what I detest, this I do. 16 But if what I do not want to do, this I do, then I assent to the law that it is good. 17 But now, no longer I manufacture it, but it is [2living 3in 4me 1the sin]. 18 For I know that there does not live in me (that is to say in my flesh) good. For the will is present with me, but the manufacturing the good I do not find. 19 [3not do 1For 5which 6I want to do 2I do 4the good], but [2which 3I do not 4want to do 1the evil], this I do. 20 But if what [2do not 3want to do 1I], this I do; no longer I manufacture it, but it is [2living 3in 4me 1sin]. 21 I find then the law, in the one wanting in me to do the good, that with me the evil is present. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inside man. 23 But I see another law in my members, undertaking an expedition against the law of my mind, and captivating me to the law of the sin, to the one being in my members. 24 O miserable man am I. Who shall rescue me from [2body 3of death 1this]? 25 I give thanks to God because of Jesus Christ our Lord. It is so then, I myself indeed to the mind serve the law of God, but to the flesh the law of sin.
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