The Law and Sin

What shall we say, then?(A) Is the law sinful? Certainly not!(B) Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law.(C) For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:7 Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21

24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?(A)

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25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!(A)

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law,(B) but in my sinful nature[a] a slave to the law of sin.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:25 Or in the flesh

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