Romans 7 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brethren, whether ye know not; for I speak to men that know the law; for the law hath lordship in a man, as long time as he liveth? 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 that woman that is under an husband, is bound to the law, while the husband liveth; but if her husband is dead, she is delivered from the law of the husband [soothly if her husband be dead, she is delivered, or unbound, 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 she shall be called adulteress, if she be with another man, while the husband liveth [Therefore living the man, she shall be called adulteress, if she be with another man]; but if her husband is dead [forsooth if her husband be dead], she is delivered from the law of the husband, that she be not adulteress, if she be with 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 And so, my brethren, ye be made dead to the law by the body of Christ, that ye be of another, that rose again from death, that ye bear fruit to God. [+Therefore, my brethren, and ye be made dead to the law by the body of Christ, that ye be another's, that rose from dead, that we 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 flesh, passions of sins, that were by the law, wrought in our members, to bear 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 be unbound from the law of death, in which we were held [in which we were holden], so that we 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 therefore shall we say? The law is sin? God forbid [Far be it]. But I knew not sin, but by [the] law; for I knew not that coveting was sin, but for the law said, Thou shalt 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 And through occasion taken, sin by the commandment hath wrought in me all covetousness [sin by the commandment hath wrought in me all coveting, or covetousness]; for without the 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 And I lived [Forsooth I lived] without the law sometime; but when the commandment was come, sin lived again. But I was dead, 9 Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.
10 and this commandment [and the commandment] that was to life, was found to me, to be to death. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
11 For sin, through occasion taken by the commandment, deceived me, and by that it slew 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 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, and just, and good. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
13 Is then that thing that is good, made death to me? God forbid [Far be it]. But sin, that it seem sin, through good thing wrought death to me, that me sin over manner through the commandment [But sin, that it appear sin, through good thing wrought death to me, that there be made sin sinning over manner, or measure, by 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 And 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 I understand not that that I work; for I do not the good thing that I will, but I do that evil thing that I hate. 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 And if I do that thing that I will not, I consent to 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 work not it now, but the sin that dwelleth in me. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
18 But I know, that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good; for will lieth to me (for will lieth before me), but I find not to perform good thing [truly to perform good thing 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 that good thing that I will, but I do that evil thing that I will not. 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 And if I do that evil thing that I will not [Soothly if I do that thing that I will not], I work not it, but the sin that dwelleth 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 Therefore I find the law to me willing to do good thing [Therefore I find a law to me willing to do good thing], for evil thing lieth to me (for evil thing lieth before me). 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
22 For I delight together to the law of God, after the inner man. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God's law;
23 But I see another law in my members, fighting against the law of my soul, and making me captive in the law of sin, that is 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 I am an unhappy man [I am a woeful man]; who shall deliver me from the body of this sin? 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
25 [Forsooth] The grace of God, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore I myself by the soul serve to the law of God; but by the flesh 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.