Daily Bible Verse


The law exposed sin

The law exposed sin

Romans 7:1-12

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

But now we are delivered (to make useless) from the law, that being dead wherein we were held (having died (to that) in which we were held); that we should serve (do service) in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin (sinful desires), but by the law: for I had not known lust (sinful desires), except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

But sin, taking occasion by (opportunity through) the commandment, wrought (achieved) in me all manner of concupiscence (lust). For without (apart from) the law sin was is dead.

For I was alive without (apart from) the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived lived, and I died.

10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found (was found by me) to be unto death.

11 For sin, taking occasion (opportunity) by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

The law exposed sin