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Romans 7

NAS 1 Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law ), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he 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? NAS 2 For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the 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. NAS 3 So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man. 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. NAS 4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might 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. NAS 5 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear 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. NAS 6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. 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. NAS 7 What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET." 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.” NAS 8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. 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. NAS 9 I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; NIV 9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. NAS 10 and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; NIV 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. NAS 11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. NIV 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. NAS 12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. NIV 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. NAS 13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful. 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. NAS 14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. NIV 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. NAS 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing 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. NAS 16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. NIV 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. NAS 17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. NIV 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. NAS 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 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. NAS 19 For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 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. NAS 20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 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. NAS 21 I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. NIV 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. NAS 22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, NIV 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; NAS 23 but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. 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. NAS 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? NIV 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? NAS 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord ! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. 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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