Know ye not , brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long asheliveth ?
2For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth ; butif the husband be dead , she is loosedfrom the law of her husband.3
So thenif, while her husbandliveth , she be married to anotherman, she shall be called an adulteress:butif her husband be dead , she isfreefrom that law; so that sheisnoadulteress, though she be married to anotherman.4Wherefore,mybrethren,yealso are become dead to the lawby the body of Christ;thatye should be married to another, even to him who is raisedfrom the dead,that we should bring forth fruit unto God.5Forwhen we werein the flesh, the motionsa of sins,which were by the law, did workinourmembers to bring forth fruit unto death.6Butnow we are deliveredfrom the law, that being deadwhereinwe were held ; thatwe should serveinnewness of spirit,andnot in the oldness of the letter.7What shall we saythen? Is the lawsin? God forbid . Nay, I hadnotknownsin,butby the law:forIhadnotknownlust,bexcept the law had said , Thou shaltnotcovet .
8Butsin,takingoccasionby the commandment,wroughtinme all manner ofconcupiscence.Forwithout the lawsin was dead.9ForI was alivewithout the lawonce:but when the commandmentcame , sinrevived , andIdied .
10And the commandment,which was ordained tolife,Ifound to be untodeath.11Forsin,takingoccasionby the commandment,deceivedme,andbyitslew me.
12Whereforethelaw is holy,and the commandmentholy,andjust,andgood.13
Was then that which is goodmadedeath unto me? God forbid . Butsin,that it might appearsin,workingdeath in meby that which is good;thatsinby the commandment might becomeexceedingsinful.14For we knowthat the lawisspiritual:butIamcarnal,soldundersin.15For that which I do I allowcnot:forwhat I would , that do Inot;butwhat I hate , that do I .
16Ifthen I dothatwhich I wouldnot, I consent unto the lawthat it is good.17Nowthen it is no moreI that doit,butsin that dwellethinme.18For I knowthatinme (that is , inmy flesh,) dwellethno good thing:for to will is present with me;but how to perform that which is good I findnot.19Forthegood that I would I donot:but the evilwhich I wouldnot,that I do .
20NowifIdothatIwouldnot, it is no moreI that doit,butsin that dwellethinme.21
I findthen a law,that, when Iwoulddogood,evil is present with me.22For I delight in the law of Godafter the inwardman:23But I seeanotherlawinmymembers, warring against the law of mymind,andbringingme into captivity to the law of sinwhichisinmymembers.24
O wretchedman that I am!who shall delivermefrom the bodyd of thisdeath?25
I thankGodthroughJesusChristourLord. So thenwith the mindImyselfserve the law of God;but with the flesh the law of sin.