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

New Living Translation
But sin used this command to arouse all kinds of covetous desires within me! If there were no law, sin would not have that power.

English Standard Version
But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead.

Berean Study Bible
But sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from the Law, sin is dead.

Berean Literal Bible
But sin, having taken an occasion by the commandment, produced in me all covetousness; for apart from the Law, sin is dead.

New American Standard Bible
But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.

King James Bible
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead.

International Standard Version
But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.

NET Bible
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this commandment sin found for itself an occasion and developed in me every lust, for without The Written Law, sin was dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But sin took the opportunity provided by this commandment and made me have all kinds of wrong desires. Clearly, without laws sin is dead.

New American Standard 1977
But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then sin, when there was occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of lust. For without the law sin was as if it were dormant.

King James 2000 Bible
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of covetousness. For without the law sin was dead.

American King James Version
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

American Standard Version
but sin, finding occasion, wrought in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from the law sin is dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But sin taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Darby Bible Translation
but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, wrought in me every lust; for without law sin [was] dead.

English Revised Version
but sin, finding occasion, wrought in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from the law sin is dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Weymouth New Testament
Sin took advantage of this, and by means of the Commandment stirred up within me every kind of coveting; for apart from Law sin would be dead.

World English Bible
But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou shalt not covet;' and the sin having received an opportunity, through the command, did work in me all covetousness -- for apart from law sin is dead.
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
7What then shall we say? Is the Law sin? By no means! Indeed, I would not have been mindful of sin if not for the Law. For I would not have been aware of coveting if the Law had not said, “Do not covet.” 8But sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from the Law, sin is dead. 9Once I was alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.…
Cross References
Mark 7:22
greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Romans 3:20
Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law. For the Law merely brings awareness of sin.

Romans 7:9
Once I was alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.

Romans 7:11
For sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through the commandment put me to death.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.
Treasury of Scripture

But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

sin.

Romans 7:11,13,17 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me…

Romans 4:15 Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

wrought.

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed…

For without, etc. Rather, 'For without a law sin is dead.' Where there is no law, there is no transgression; for sin is the transgression of the law: the very essence of sin consists in the violation of some positive law.

Romans 4:15 Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

John 15:22,24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now …

1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

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