Romans 7:1
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New International Version
Do you not know, brothers and sisters--for I am speaking to those who know the law--that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives?

New Living Translation
Now, dear brothers and sisters--you who are familiar with the law--don't you know that the law applies only while a person is living?

English Standard Version
Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives?

Berean Study Bible
Do you not know, brothers (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has authority over a man only as long as he lives?

Berean Literal Bible
Or are you ignorant brothers (for I speak to those knowing the law), that the law rules over the man for as long as the time he is alive?

New American Standard Bible
Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?

King James Bible
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since I am speaking to those who understand law, brothers, are you unaware that the law has authority over someone as long as he lives?

International Standard Version
Don't you realize, brothers—for I am speaking to people who know the Law—that the Law can press its claims over a person only as long as he is alive?

NET Bible
Or do you not know, brothers and sisters (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law is lord over a person as long as he lives?

New Heart English Bible
Or do you not know, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Or do you not know, my brethren, for I speak to those who know The Written Law, that The Written Law has authority over a man as long as he lives,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you realize, brothers and sisters, that laws have power over people only as long as they are alive? (I'm speaking to people who are familiar with Moses' Teachings.)

New American Standard 1977
Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Know ye not, brethren (for I speak to those that know the law), that the law has dominion over a man only as long as he lives?

King James 2000 Bible
Know you not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?

American King James Version
Know you not, brothers, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?

American Standard Version
Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
KNOW you not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) that the law hath dominion over a man, as long as it liveth?

Darby Bible Translation
Are ye ignorant, brethren, (for I speak to those knowing law,) that law rules over a man as long as he lives?

English Revised Version
Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men that know the law), how that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth?

Webster's Bible Translation
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law) that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

Weymouth New Testament
Brethren, do you not know--for I am writing to people acquainted with the Law--that it is during our lifetime that we are subject to the Law?

World English Bible
Or don't you know, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives?

Young's Literal Translation
Are ye ignorant, brethren -- for to those knowing law I speak -- that the law hath lordship over the man as long as he liveth?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-6 So long as a man continues under the law as a covenant, and seeks justification by his own obedience, he continues the slave of sin in some form. Nothing but the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, can make any sinner free from the law of sin and death. Believers are delivered from that power of the law, which condemns for the sins committed by them. And they are delivered from that power of the law which stirs up and provokes the sin that dwells in them. Understand this not of the law as a rule, but as a covenant of works. In profession and privilege, we are under a covenant of grace, and not under a covenant of works; under the gospel of Christ, not under the law of Moses. The difference is spoken of under the similitude or figure of being married to a new husband. The second marriage is to Christ. By death we are freed from obligation to the law as a covenant, as the wife is from her vows to her husband. In our believing powerfully and effectually, we are dead to the law, and have no more to do with it than the dead servant, who is freed from his master, has to do with his master's yoke. The day of our believing, is the day of being united to the Lord Jesus. We enter upon a life of dependence on him, and duty to him. Good works are from union with Christ; as the fruitfulness of the vine is the product of its being united to its roots; there is no fruit to God, till we are united to Christ. The law, and the greatest efforts of one under the law, still in the flesh, under the power of corrupt principles, cannot set the heart right with regard to the love of God, overcome worldly lusts, or give truth and sincerity in the inward parts, or any thing that comes by the special sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit. Nothing more than a formal obedience to the outward letter of any precept, can be performed by us, without the renewing, new-creating grace of the new covenant.
Study Bible
Release from the Law
1Do you not know, brothers (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has authority over a man only as long as he lives? 2For instance, a married woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.…
Cross References
Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Romans 10:4
Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.
Treasury of Scripture

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brethren.

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them that.

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1 Corinthians 9:8 Say I these things as a man? or said not the law the same also?

Galatians 4:21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?

the law.

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Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the …

a man. Or, person, either man or woman; [anthropos] and homo having this extent of signification.

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