Romans 7:6-8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
6 But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way[a] of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.
Sin’s Use of the Law
7 What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.[b] 8 And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead.