Romans 7 ©

1 No law having power over a person longer than he liveth, 4 we therefore, being become dead to the law by the body of Christ, are left free to place ourselves under a happier dispensation. 5 For the law through the prevalency of corrupt passions could only serve as an instrument of sin unto death; although it be in itself holy, and just, and good; 14 as is manifest by our reason approving the precepts of it, whilst our depraved nature is unable to put them in practice. 24 The wretchedness of man in such a situation, and God's mercy in his deliverance from it through Christ.


KNOW ye not, abrethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) bhow that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?


For cthe woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.


dSo then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: ebut if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.


Wherefore, my brethren, fye also are become dead to the law gby the body of Christ; that hye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, ithat we should bring forth fruit unto God.


For when we were jin the flesh, the 1*motions of sins, which were by the law, kdid work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.


lBut now we are delivered from the law, 2that being dead wherein we were held; mthat we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.


What shall we say then? nIs the law sin? God forbid. oNay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known 3lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.


But sin, ptaking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all *manner of *concupiscence. qFor without the law sin was dead.


For rI was alive without the law once: but swhen the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.


And the commandment, twhich was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.


uFor sin, taking occasion by the commandment, vdeceived me, and by it slew me.


Wherefore wthe law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.


Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. xBut sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.


For we know that the law is yspiritual: but I am zcarnal, sold under sin.


aFor that which I do I 4*allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.


If then I do that which I would not, bI consent unto the law that it is good.


Now then cit is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

c v.20,22-25.

For I know that din me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: efor to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.


fFor the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

f v.15-17.

Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.


I find then a glaw, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.


For hI delight in the law of God after ithe inward man:


But I see janother law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.


kO wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from 5the body of this ldeath?


mI thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with nthe mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.