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Romans 7:7 NIV

The Law and Sin

7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”a

References for Romans 7:7

    • } 7:7 - Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21

      Study tools for Romans 7:7

      • a 7:5 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
      • b 7:7 - Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21
      • c 7:18 - Or "my flesh"
      • d 7:25 - Or "in the flesh"