Romans 7:11

11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.

Read Romans 7:11 Using Other Translations

For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.
Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me.

What does Romans 7:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Romans 7:11

For sin taking occasion by the commandment
As in ( Romans 7:8 ) ,

deceived me;
either by promising pleasure or impunity: the same effect is ascribed by the Jews to the evil imagination or corruption of nature, which they say is called an enticer, (Mda htpmv) , "that deceives man" F7:

and by it slew me;
mortally wounded me: not the law, but sin by the law, deceived and slew him; so that as before, the law is cleared from being the cause of sin, so here, from being the cause of death; for though the law is a killing letter, the ministration of condemnation and death, yet it is not the cause of it; but sin, which is a transgression of the law, is that which deceives or leads out of the way, as the word signifies, and then kills. The metaphor is taken from a thief or a robber, who leads a man out of the way into some bypath, and then murders him.


F7 Tzeror Hammor, fol. 141. 3. & 150. 1.
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