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Romans 7:1–3

An Illustration from Marriage

7 Since I am speaking to those who understand law, * brothers, j are you unaware that the law has authority over someone as long as he lives? For example, a married woman is legally bound to her husband while he lives. k But if her husband dies, she is released from the law regarding the husband. So then, if she gives herself to another man while her husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law. Then, if she gives herself to another man, she is not an adulteress.

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