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Chapter 7

Romans 7:1 Do you not know, brothers, (for I speak to them that know the Law) that the Law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?

Romans 7:2 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the Law to her husband as long as he lives; but if the husband dies, she is released from the Law of her husband.

Romans 7:3 So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she will be called an adulteress: but if her husband dies, she is free from that Law; so that she is not an adulteress, though she marry another man.

Romans 7:4 Therefore, my brothers, you also have become dead to the Law by the body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to Him whom is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit for God.

Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the Law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit to death.

Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the Law, that being dead in what we were held; that we should serve in newness of Spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Romans 7:7 What will we say then? Is the Law sin? God forbid! No, I did not know sin, but by the Law: for I had not known lust, except the Law had said, you will not covet.

Romans 7:8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, worked in me all manner of evil desire. For without the Law sin was dead.

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the Law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Romans 7:10 And the commandment which was ordained to life, I found to be to death.

Romans 7:11 For sin, taking advantage of the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me.

Romans 7:12 Therefore the Law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Romans 7:13 Was then that which was good made death of me? God forbid! But sin, that it may appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.

Romans 7:14 For we know that the Law is spiritual: but I am fleshly, sold under sin.

Romans 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Romans 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the Law that it is good.

Romans 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I do not find.

Romans 7:19 For the good that I would do I don’t do: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Romans 7:20 Now if I do that I will not to do, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.

Romans 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I purpose to do good, evil is present with me.

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Romans 7:23 but I see another 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.

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! Who will save me from the body of this death?

Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with my mind I serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.