What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, 1I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if 2the law had not said, "You shall not covet."
But sin, 3seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. 4For apart from the law, sin lies dead.
I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.
The very commandment 5that promised life proved to be death to me.
For sin, 6seizing an opportunity through the commandment, 7deceived me and through it killed me.
So 8the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.