Romans 7:2

Overview - Romans 7
No law hath power over a man longer than he lives.
But we are dead to the law.
Yet is not the law sin;
12 but holy, just and good;
16 as I acknowledge, who am grieved because I cannot keep it.
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Romans 7:2  (King James Version)
For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

the woman
Rather, a woman. The apostle here illustrates the position laid down in the preceding verse by a familiar instance.
Genesis 2:23 Genesis 2:24 ; Numbers 30:7 Numbers 30:8 ; 1 Corinthians 7:4 1 Corinthians 7:39