Romans 7:10
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New Living Translation
and I died. So I discovered that the law's commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.

King James Bible
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

Darby Bible Translation
And the commandment, which was for life, was found, as to me, itself to be unto death:

World English Bible
The commandment, which was for life, this I found to be for death;

Young's Literal Translation
and the command that is for life, this was found by me for death;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:10 The commandment which was intended for life - Doubtless it was originally intended by God as a grand means of preserving and increasing spiritual life, and leading to life everlasting.

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Thou Shalt not Commit Adultery.
In this Commandment too a good work is commanded, which includes much and drives away much vice; it is called purity, or chastity, of which much is written and preached, and it is well known to every one, only that it is not as carefully observed and practised as other works which are not commanded. So ready are we to do what is not commanded and to leave undone what is commanded. We see that the world is full of shameful works of unchastity, indecent words, tales and ditties, temptation to which
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

"O Wretched Man that I Am!"
"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 7:24, 25). You know the wonderful place that this text has in the wonderful epistle to the Romans. It stands here at the end of the seventh chapter as the gateway into the eighth. In the first sixteen verses of the eighth chapter the name of the Holy Spirit is found sixteen times; you have there the description and promise of the life that a child of God can live in the
Andrew Murray—Absolute Surrender

How Christ is to be Made Use of as Our Life, in Case of Heartlessness and Fainting through Discouragements.
There is another evil and distemper which believers are subject to, and that is a case of fainting through manifold discouragements, which make them so heartless that they can do nothing; yea, and to sit up, as if they were dead. The question then is, how such a soul shall make use of Christ as in the end it may be freed from that fit of fainting, and win over those discouragements: for satisfaction to which we shall, 1. Name some of those discouragements which occasion this. 2. Show what Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Of the Corruption of Nature and the Efficacy of Divine Grace
O Lord my God, who hast created me after thine own image and similitude, grant me this grace, which Thou hast shown to be so great and so necessary for salvation, that I may conquer my wicked nature, which draweth me to sin and to perdition. For I feel in my flesh the law of sin, contradicting the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the obedience of sensuality in many things; nor can I resist its passions, unless Thy most holy grace assist me, fervently poured into my heart. 2. There
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Leviticus 18:5
If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.

Luke 10:28
"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!"

Romans 4:15
For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)

Romans 7:9
At one time I lived without understanding the law. But when I learned the command not to covet, for instance, the power of sin came to life,

Romans 10:5
For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.

Galatians 3:12
This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, "It is through obeying the law that a person has life."

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