Romans 7:7–14

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? lGod forbid. Nay, mI had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known ||lust, except the law had said, nThou shalt not covet. But sin, mtaking ooccasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For pqwithout the law sin was dead. For I was alive qwithout the law once: but when the commandment came, sin rrevived, and I died. 10 And the commandment, swhich was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking ooccasion by the commandment, tdeceived me, and by it slew me. 12 Wherefore uthe law is holy, and the commandment holy, and xjust, and ygood. 13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? lGod forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

14 For we know that the law is zspiritual: but I am zcarnal, asold under sin.

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