Romans 7:5

In the flesh (en th sarki). Same sense as in Ephesians 6:19 and Ephesians 7:18 Ephesians 7:25 . The "flesh" is not inherently sinful, but is subject to sin. It is what Paul means by being "under the law." He uses sarx in a good many senses. Sinful passions (ta paqhmata twn amartiwn). "Passions of sins" or marked by sins. Wrought (energeito). Imperfect middle of energew, "were active." To bring forth fruit unto death (ei to karpoporhsai twi qanatwi). Purpose clause again. Vivid picture of the seeds of sin working for death.