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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CommentaryWesley'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.
LibraryThou 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 …
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If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.
"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!"
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!)
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,
For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.
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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