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For a married woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives, but if her[a] husband dies, she is released from the law of the marriage.[b]

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  1. Romans 7:2 tn Grk “the,” with the article used as a possessive pronoun (ExSyn 215).
  2. Romans 7:2 tn Grk “husband.”sn Paul’s example of the married woman and the law of the marriage illustrates that death frees a person from obligation to the law. Thus, in spiritual terms, a person who has died to what controlled us (v. 6) has been released from the law to serve God in the new life produced by the Spirit.

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