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?
7:2 For the woman which 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
7:3 So then if, 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.
7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead
to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be
married to another, even to him who is raised from
the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of
sins, which were by the law, did work in our members
to bring forth fruit unto death.
7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that
being dead wherein we were held; that we should
serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness
of the letter.
7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God
forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
Thou shalt not covet.
7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For
without the law sin was dead.
7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when
the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to
life, I found to be unto death.
7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
deceived me, and by it slew me.
7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment
holy, and just, and good.
7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me?
God 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.
7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am
carnal, sold under sin.
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.
7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent
unto the law that it is good.
7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin
that dwelleth in me.
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with
me; but how to perform that which is good I find
7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the
evil which I would not, that I do.
7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I
that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good,
evil is present with me.
7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the
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.
7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me
from the body of this death?
7:25 I 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.
The Book of Romans, Verses of Chapter 7