Romans 7:11
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New International Version
For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.

New Living Translation
Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me.

English Standard Version
For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.

New American Standard Bible
for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.

King James Bible
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.

International Standard Version
For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.

NET Bible
For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For sin, in the occasion that it found for itself, seduced me by the commandment, and killed me with it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sin, taking the opportunity provided by this commandment, deceived me and then killed me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For sin, having had occasion, deceived me by the commandment and by it killed me.

King James 2000 Bible
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

American King James Version
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

American Standard Version
for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, seduced me, and by it killed me.

Darby Bible Translation
for sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me].

English Revised Version
for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

Weymouth New Testament
For sin seized the advantage, and by means of the Commandment it completely deceived me, and also put me to death.

World English Bible
for sin, finding occasion through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.

Young's Literal Translation
for the sin, having received an opportunity, through the command, did deceive me, and through it did slay me;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:7-13 There is no way of coming to that knowledge of sin, which is necessary to repentance, and therefore to peace and pardon, but by trying our hearts and lives by the law. In his own case the apostle would not have known the sinfulness of his thoughts, motives, and actions, but by the law. That perfect standard showed how wrong his heart and life were, proving his sins to be more numerous than he had before thought, but it did not contain any provision of mercy or grace for his relief. He is ignorant of human nature and the perverseness of his own heart, who does not perceive in himself a readiness to fancy there is something desirable in what is out of reach. We may perceive this in our children, though self-love makes us blind to it in ourselves. The more humble and spiritual any Christian is, the more clearly will he perceive that the apostle describes the true believer, from his first convictions of sin to his greatest progress in grace, during this present imperfect state. St. Paul was once a Pharisee, ignorant of the spirituality of the law, having some correctness of character, without knowing his inward depravity. When the commandment came to his conscience by the convictions of the Holy Spirit, and he saw what it demanded, he found his sinful mind rise against it. He felt at the same time the evil of sin, his own sinful state, that he was unable to fulfil the law, and was like a criminal when condemned. But though the evil principle in the human heart produces sinful motions, and the more by taking occasion of the commandment; yet the law is holy, and the commandment holy, just, and good. It is not favourable to sin, which it pursues into the heart, and discovers and reproves in the inward motions thereof. Nothing is so good but a corrupt and vicious nature will pervert it. The same heat that softens wax, hardens clay. Food or medicine when taken wrong, may cause death, though its nature is to nourish or to heal. The law may cause death through man's depravity, but sin is the poison that brings death. Not the law, but sin discovered by the law, was made death to the apostle. The ruinous nature of sin, and the sinfulness of the human heart, are here clearly shown.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For sin taking occasion by the commandment,.... As in Romans 7:8,

deceived me; either by promising pleasure or impunity: the same effect is ascribed by the Jews to the evil imagination or corruption of nature, which they say is called an enticer, , "that deceives man" (g):

and by it slew me; mortally wounded me: not the law, but sin by the law, deceived and slew him; so that as before, the law is cleared from being the cause of sin, so here, from being the cause of death; for though the law is a killing letter, the ministration of condemnation and death, yet it is not the cause of it; but sin, which is a transgression of the law, is that which deceives or leads out of the way, as the word signifies, and then kills. The metaphor is taken from a thief or a robber, who leads a man out of the way into some bypath, and then murders him.

(g) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 141. 3. & 150. 1.



Romans 7:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Law is Holy
10and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; 11for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
Cross References
Genesis 3:13
Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Romans 3:20
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Romans 7:8
But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead.
Treasury of Scripture

For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

sin.

Romans 7:8,13 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner …

deceived.

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he …

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: …

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, …

Obadiah 1:3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts …

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any …

James 1:22,26 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves…

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