Or do you not know, 1brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law ), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?
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For 2the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband.
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So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
Therefore, my brethren, you also were 3made to die 4to the Law 5through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
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For while we were 6in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were 7aroused by the Law, were at work 8in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
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But now we have been 9released from the Law, having 10died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in 11newness of 12the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
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13What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? 14May it never be! On the contrary, 15I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "16YOU SHALL NOT COVET."
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