Romans 7:12
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New International Version
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

New Living Translation
But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good.

English Standard Version
So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Berean Study Bible
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

Berean Literal Bible
So indeed, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

New American Standard Bible
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

King James Bible
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

International Standard Version
So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.

NET Bible
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Written Law therefore is holy and the commandment is holy, just and good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Moses' Teachings are holy, and the commandment is holy, right, and good.

New American Standard 1977
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the law is truly holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

American King James Version
Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

American Standard Version
So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Darby Bible Translation
So that the law indeed [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

English Revised Version
So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Weymouth New Testament
So that the Law itself is holy, and the Commandment is holy, just and good.

World English Bible
Therefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Young's Literal Translation
so that the law, indeed, is holy, and the command holy, and righteous, and good.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
God's Law is Holy
11For sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through the commandment put me to death. 12So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. 13Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Certainly not! But in order that sin might be exposed as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.…
Cross References
Romans 7:16
And if I do what I do not desire, I admit that the Law is good.

1 Timothy 1:8
Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it legitimately.
Treasury of Scripture

Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

the law.

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish …

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

Deuteronomy 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments …

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

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

Psalm 19:7-12 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 119:38,86,127,137 Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear…

Psalm 119:140,172 Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it…

1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

the commandment.

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

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