Romans 7:7-12 NIV

Struggling With Sin

7 What shall we say, then?1 Is the law sin? Certainly not!2 Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law.3 For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "Do not covet."a4

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    • b 7:7 - Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21
      8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment,5 produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead.6

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          9 Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.
          10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life7 actually brought death.

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          11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment,8 deceived me,9 and through the commandment put me to death.

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              12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.10

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