Romans 7:7-9 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
      8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead.

      References for Romans 7:8

          9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.