- Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth?
- For the woman that hath a husband is bound by law to the husband while he liveth;
but if the husband die, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
- So then if, while the husband liveth, she be joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if the husband die, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be joined to another man.
- Wherefore, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ;
that ye should be joined to another, [even] to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God.
- For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were through the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
- But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that wherein we were held;
so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
- What shall we say then?
Is the law sin?
Howbeit, I had not known sin, except through the law: for I had not known coveting, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet:
- but sin, finding occasion, wrought in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from the law sin [is] dead.
- And I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died;
- and the commandment, which [was] unto life, this I found [to be] unto death:
- for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.
- So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.
- Did then that which is good become death unto me?
But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good;
- that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful.
- For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
- For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise;
but what I hate, that I do.
- But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good.
- So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.
- For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good [is] not.
- For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.
- But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.
- I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present.
- For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
- but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.
- Wretched man that I am!
who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?
- I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then I of myself with the mind, indeed, serve the law of God;
but with the flesh the law of sin.