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1 Are ye ignorant, brethren, (for I speak to those knowing law,) that law rules over a man as long as he lives? 1 Do you not know, brothers--for I am speaking to men who know the law--that the law has authority over a man only as long as he lives?
2 For the married woman is bound by law to her husband so long as he is alive; but if the husband should die, she is clear from the law of the husband: 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.
3 so then, the husband being alive, she shall be called an adulteress if she be to another man; but if the husband should die, she is free from the law, so as not to be an adulteress, though she be to another man. 3 So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress, even though she marries another man.
4 So that, my brethren, *ye* also have been made dead to the law by the body of the Christ, to be to another, who has been raised up from among [the] dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God. 4 So, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.
5 For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which [were] by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit to death; 5 For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death.
6 but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter. 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
7 What shall we say then? [is] the law sin? Far be the thought. But I had not known sin, unless by law: for I had not had conscience also of lust unless the law had said, Thou shalt not lust; 7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "Do not covet."
8 but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, wrought in me every lust; for without law sin [was] dead. 8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead.
9 But *I* was alive without law once; but the commandment having come, sin revived, but *I* died. 9 Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.
10 And the commandment, which [was] for life, was found, [as] to me, itself [to be] unto death: 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
11 for sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me]. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.
12 So that the law indeed [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
13 Did then that which is good become death to me? Far be the thought. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death to me by that which is good; in order that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. 13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but *I* am fleshly, sold under sin. 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
15 For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
16 But if what I do not will, this I practise, I consent to the law that [it is] right. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
17 Now then [it is] no longer *I* [that] do it, but the sin that dwells in me. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right [I find] not. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
19 For I do not practise the good that I will; but the evil I do not will, that I do. 19 For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.
20 But if what *I* do not will, this I practise, [it is] no longer *I* [that] do it, but the sin that dwells in me. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 I find then the law upon *me* who will to practise what is right, that with *me* evil is there. 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man: 22 For in my inner being I delight in God's law;
23 but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which exists in my members. 23 but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.
24 O wretched man that I [am]! who shall deliver me out of this body of death? 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
25 I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then *I* *myself* with the mind serve God's law; but with the flesh sin's law. 25 Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.