Romans 7:4-6Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
We Have Died To The Law In Christ
4 So-then[a], my brothers, you also were put-to-death with reference to the Law[b] through the body of Christ so that you might come[c]to a different One— to the One having arisen from the dead— in order that we might bear-fruit for God.
Having Died, We Are Released From The Law Through Which Sin Produced Death
5 For when we were in the flesh[d], the passions of[e] sins which[f]were through[g] the Law were at-work in our body-parts so as to bear-fruit for death. 6 But now we were released[h] from the Law, having died to that by which we were being held, so that we are serving in newness of the Spirit[i] and not in oldness of the letter[j].
Romans 7:4Now Paul applies to us the principle of v 1, illustrated by v 2-3, that death ends the authority of the Law.
Romans 7:4That is, God’s Law as the terms and conditions of which we must be doers (2:13) to have a relationship with Him. Christ did not need to die to release us from our legalism or man’s civil law or law in general, but from God’s objective standards.
Romans 7:4Same word as twice in the illustrations in v 3. It is not the normal word for ‘marry’, but that is the idea in v 3-4.
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