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Romans 7 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Or do you not know, brothers (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law is master of a person for as long a time [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 while he lives, but if her husband dies, she is released 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 Therefore as a result, if she belongs to another man [while] her husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress [if she] belongs 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 then, my brothers, you also were brought to death with respect to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to the one who was raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for 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, sinful desires were working through the law in our members, to bear fruit for 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 have been released from the law, [because we] have died [to that] by which we were bound, so that we may serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter [of the law]. 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 then shall we say? [Is] the law sin? May it never be! But I would not have known sin except through the law, for I would not have known covetousness if the law had not said, "Do not covet." 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, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all [kinds of] covetousness. For apart from the law, sin [is] 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 And I was alive once, apart from the law, but [when] the commandment came, sin sprang to life 9 Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.
10 and I died, and this commandment which [was] to [lead to] life was found with respect to me to [lead to] death. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
11 For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed [me]. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.
12 So then, the law [is] holy, and the commandment [is] holy and righteous and good. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
13 Therefore, [did that which is] good become death to me? May it never be! Rather [it was] sin, in order that it might be recognized [as] sin, producing death through [what is] good for me, in order that sin might become sinful to an extraordinary degree through the commandment. 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 into slavery to sin}. 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
15 For what I am doing I do not understand, because what I want [to do], this I do not practice, but what I hate, this I do. 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 want [to do], this I do, I agree with the law that [it is] good. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
17 But now I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that lives 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 good does not live in me, that is, in my flesh. For the willing is present in me, but the doing [of] the good [is] 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 the good that I want [to do], I do not do, but the evil that I do not want [to do], this 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 want [to do], this I am doing, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that lives 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 Consequently, I find the principle with me, the one who wants to do good, that evil is present with me. 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
22 For I joyfully agree with the law of God in my inner person, 22 For in my inner being I delight in God's law;
23 but I observe another law in my members, at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that 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 Wretched man [that] I [am]! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
25 Thanks [be] to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself with my mind am enslaved to the law of God, but with my flesh [I am enslaved] to the law of sin. 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.