7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For athe woman bwhich 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. 3 So then cif, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also dare become dead to the law eby the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that fwe should bring forth fruit unto God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the †motions of sins, which were by the law, did work gin our members hto bring forth fruit iunto death. 6 But now we are delivered from the law, ||that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve kin newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
7 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. 8 But sin, mtaking ooccasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For pqwithout the law sin was dead. 9 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. 15 For that which I do I †allow not: for bwhat I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto cthe law that it is good. 17 dNow then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that ein me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: bfor to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For bthe good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 dNow if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For fI delight in the law of God after gthe inward man: 23 But I see hanother law in imy members, kwarring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from ||the lbody of this death? 25 mI thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
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