Romans 7:8

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 7:8  (King James Version)
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Romans 7:11 Romans 7:13 Romans 7:17 ; 4:15 5:20

James 1:14 James 1:15

For without, etc
Rather, "For without a law sin is dead." Where there is no law, there is no transgression; for sin is the transgression of the law: the very essence of sin consists in the violation of some positive law.
4:15 John 15:22 John 15:24 ; 1 Corinthians 15:56