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 [a]through the Law; for I would not have known about [b]coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not[c]covet.”8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me [d]coveting of every kind; for apart [e]from the Law sin is dead.9 I was once alive apart [f]from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;10 and this commandment, which was [g]to result in life, proved [h]to result in death for me;11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
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