1 Timothy 1:8
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New International Version
We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.

New Living Translation
We know that the law is good when used correctly.

English Standard Version
Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Berean Study Bible
Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it legitimately.

Berean Literal Bible
Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

New American Standard Bible
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

King James Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately.

International Standard Version
Of course, we know that the Law is good if a person uses it legitimately,

NET Bible
But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately,

New Heart English Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we know that The Written Law is good if a man will be led by it, according to The Written Law,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know that Moses' Teachings are good if they are used as they were intended to be used.

New American Standard 1977
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it legitimately,

King James 2000 Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully;

American King James Version
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

American Standard Version
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully:

Darby Bible Translation
Now we know that the law [is] good if any one uses it lawfully,

English Revised Version
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

Webster's Bible Translation
But we know that the law is good, if a man useth it lawfully;

Weymouth New Testament
Now we know that the Law is good, if a man uses it in the way it should be used,

World English Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,

Young's Literal Translation
and we have known that the law is good, if any one may use it lawfully;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:5-11 Whatever tends to weaken love to God, or love to the brethren, tends to defeat the end of the commandment. The design of the gospel is answered, when sinners, through repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ, are brought to exercise Christian love. And as believers were righteous persons in God's appointed way, the law was not against them. But unless we are made righteous by faith in Christ, really repenting and forsaking sin, we are yet under the curse of the law, even according to the gospel of the blessed God, and are unfit to share the holy happiness of heaven.
Study Bible
Warning against False Teaching
7They want to be teachers of the Law, but they do not understand what they are saying or that which they so confidently assert. 8Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it legitimately. 9We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers,…
Cross References
Romans 7:12
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

Romans 7:16
And if I do what I do not desire, I admit that the Law is good.
Treasury of Scripture

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

the law.

Deuteronomy 4:6-8 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding …

Nehemiah 9:13 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, …

Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 119:96-105,127,128 I have seen an end of all perfection: but your commandment is exceeding broad…

Romans 7:12,13,16 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good…

Romans 7:18,22 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: …

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there …

lawfully.

2 Timothy 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except …

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