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Romans 7:7-12 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

What therefore shall we say? The law is sin? God forbid [Far be it]. But I knew not sin, but by [the] law; for I knew not that coveting was sin, but for the law said, Thou shalt not covet.

And through occasion taken, sin by the commandment hath wrought in me all covetousness [sin by the commandment hath wrought in me all coveting, or covetousness]; for without the law, sin was dead.

And I lived [Forsooth I lived] without the law sometime; but when the commandment was come, sin lived again. But I was dead,

10 and this commandment [and the commandment] that was to life, was found to me, to be to death.

11 For sin, through occasion taken by the commandment, deceived me, and by that it slew me [and by it slew me].

12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, and just, and good.

Romans 7:7-12 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. But I would not have known what sin meant, if not by the law. For I would not have known what coveting meant unless the law had said, You shall not covet. But sin took occasion by the means of the commandment, and wrought in me all manner of inordinate desire. For without the law, sin was dead. I once lived without law. But when the commandment came, sin revived, and I was dead. 10 And the very same commandment that was ordained for life, was found to be to me an occasion of death. 11 For sin took occasion by the means of the commandment, and thus deceived me, and by the same commandment slew me. 12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, just, and good.

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Romans 7:7-12 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? God forbid. Nay, I knew not sin, but by the Law: for I had not known [b]lust, except the Law had said, Thou shalt not lust.

But sin took an occasion by the commandment, and wrought in me all manner of concupiscence: for without the Law sin is [c]dead.

[d]For I once was alive, without the [e]law: but when the commandment [f]came, sin revived,

10 But I [g]died: and the same commandment which was ordained unto life, was found to be unto me unto death.

11 For sin took occasion by the commandment, and deceived me, and thereby slew me.

12 [h]Wherefore the Law is holy, and that [i]commandment is holy, and just, and good.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 7:7 An objection: what then? are the law and sin all one, and do they agree together? nay, saith he: Sin is reproved and condemned by the law. But because sin cannot abide to be reproved, and was not in a manner felt until it was provoked and stirred up by the law, it taketh occasion thereby to be more outrageous, and yet by no fault of the law.
  2. Romans 7:7 By the word, Lust, in this place he meaneth not evil lusts themselves, but the fountain from whence they spring: for the very heathen philosophers themselves condemned wicked lusts, though somewhat darkly, but as for the fountain of them, they could not so much as suspect it, and yet it is the very seat of the natural and unclean spot and filth.
  3. Romans 7:8 Though sin be in us, yet it is not known for sin, neither doth it so rage, as it rageth after that the law is known.
  4. Romans 7:9 He setteth himself before us for an example, in whom all men may behold, first what they are of nature before they earnestly think upon the law of God: to wit, blockish, and ready to sin and wickedness, without all true sense and feeling of sin, then what manner of persons they become, when their conscience is reproved by the testimony of the law, to wit, stubborn, and more inflamed with the desire of sin, than ever they were before.
  5. Romans 7:9 When I knew not the law, then me thought I lived in deed: for my conscience never troubled me, because it knew not my disease.
  6. Romans 7:9 When I began to understand the commandment.
  7. Romans 7:10 In sin, or by sin.
  8. Romans 7:12 The conclusion: That the law of itself is holy, but all the fault is in us which abuse the law.
  9. Romans 7:12 Touching not coveting.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Romans 7:7-12 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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