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Romans 7

CEB 1 Brothers and sisters, I'm talking to you as people who know the Law. Don't you know that the Law has power over someone only as long as he or she lives? NIV 1 Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? CEB 2 A married woman is united with her husband under the Law while he is alive. But if her husband dies, she is released from the Law concerning her husband. NIV 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. CEB 3 So then, if she lives with another man while her husband is alive, she's committing adultery. But if her husband dies, she's free from the Law, so she won't be committing adultery if she marries someone else. NIV 3 So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man. CEB 4 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you also died with respect to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you could be united with someone else. You are united with the one who was raised from the dead so that we can bear fruit for God. NIV 4 So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. CEB 5 When we were self-centered, the sinful passions aroused through the Law were at work in all the parts of our body, so that we bore fruit for death. NIV 5 For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. CEB 6 But now we have been released from the Law. We have died with respect to the thing that controlled us, so that we can be slaves in the new life under the Spirit, not in the old life under the written Law. NIV 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. CEB 7 So what are we going to say? That the Law is sin? Absolutely not! But I wouldn't have known sin except through the Law. I wouldn't have known the desire for what others have if the Law had not said, Don't desire to take what others have. NIV 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.” CEB 8 But sin seized the opportunity and used this commandment to produce all kinds of desires in me. Sin is dead without the Law. NIV 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. CEB 9 I used to be alive without the Law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life, NIV 9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. CEB 10 and I died. So the commandment that was intended to give life brought death. NIV 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. CEB 11 Sin seized the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and killed me. NIV 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. CEB 12 So the Law itself is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. NIV 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. CEB 13 So did something good bring death to me? Absolutely not! But sin caused my death through something good so that sin would be exposed as sin. That way sin would become even more thoroughly sinful through the commandment. NIV 13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. CEB 14 We know that the Law is spiritual, but I'm made of flesh and blood, and I'm sold as a slave to sin. NIV 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. CEB 15 I don't know what I'm doing, because I don't do what I want to do. Instead, I do the thing that I hate. NIV 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. CEB 16 But if I'm doing the thing that I don't want to do, I'm agreeing that the Law is right. NIV 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. CEB 17 But now I'm not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it's sin that lives in me. NIV 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. CEB 18 I know that good doesn't live in me—that is, in my body. The desire to do good is inside of me, but I can't do it. NIV 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. CEB 19 I don't do the good that I want to do, but I do the evil that I don't want to do. NIV 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. CEB 20 But if I do the very thing that I don't want to do, then I'm not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it is sin that lives in me that is doing it. NIV 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. CEB 21 So I find that, as a rule, when I want to do what is good, evil is right there with me. NIV 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. CEB 22 I gladly agree with the Law on the inside, NIV 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; CEB 23 but I see a different law at work in my body. It wages a war against the law of my mind and takes me prisoner with the law of sin that is in my body. NIV 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. CEB 24 I'm a miserable human being. Who will deliver me from this dead corpse? NIV 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? CEB 25 Thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then I'm a slave to God's Law in my mind, but I'm a slave to sin's law in my body. NIV 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

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