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Romans 7:4-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)

So, my dear brothers and sisters, the same principle applies to your relationship with God. For you died to your first husband, the law, by being co-crucified with the body of the Messiah. So you are now free to “marry” another—the one who was raised from the dead so that you may now bear spiritual fruit[a] for God.

When we were merely living natural lives,[b] the law, through defining sin, actually awakened sinful desires within us, which resulted in bearing the fruit of death. But now that we have been fully released from the power of the law, we are dead to what once controlled us. And our lives are no longer motivated by the obsolete way of following the written code,[c] so that now we may serve God by living in the freshness of a new life in the power of the Holy Spirit.[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 7:4 Or “offspring.”
  2. Romans 7:5 That is, before we came to know Jesus Christ.
  3. Romans 7:6 Or “the oldness of the letter.”
  4. Romans 7:6 Or “by a new, Holy Spirit-empowered life.”
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