(A)What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? (B)[a]Far from it! On the contrary, (C)I would not have come to know sin except [b]through the Law; for I would not have known about [c]coveting if the Law had not said, “(D)You shall not [d]covet.” But sin, (E)taking an opportunity (F)through the commandment, produced in me [e]coveting of every kind; for (G)apart [f]from the Law sin is dead. I was once alive apart [g]from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin came to life, and I died; 10 and this commandment, which was [h](H)to result in life, proved [i]to result in death for me; 11 for sin, (I)taking an opportunity (J)through the commandment, (K)deceived me, and through it, killed me. 12 (L)So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

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  1. Romans 7:7 Lit May it never happen!
  2. Romans 7:7 Or through law
  3. Romans 7:7 Or lust
  4. Romans 7:7 Or lust
  5. Romans 7:8 Or lust
  6. Romans 7:8 Or from law
  7. Romans 7:9 Or from law
  8. Romans 7:10 Lit to life
  9. Romans 7:10 Lit to death

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