1 Or do you not know, abrethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?
3 So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were amade to die bto the Law cthrough the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
7 aWhat shall we say then? Is the Law sin? bMay it never be! On the contrary, cI would not have come to know sin except 1through the Law; for I would not have known about 2coveting if the Law had not said, “dYou shall not 2covet.”
9 I was once alive apart 1from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;
12 aSo then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? aMay it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with athe Law, confessing that the Law is good.
17 So now, ano longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.
18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my aflesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
19 For athe good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.
20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, aI am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.
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