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

New Living Translation
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,

English Standard Version
I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.

Berean Study Bible
Once I was alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.

Berean Literal Bible
And I once was alive apart from Law; but the commandment having come, sin revived, and I died;

New American Standard Bible
I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;

King James Bible
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life

International Standard Version
At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,

NET Bible
And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I was alive without The Written Law at first, but when the commandment came, sin lived, and I died.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At one time I was alive without any laws. But when this commandment came, sin became alive

New American Standard 1977
And I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive, and I died;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So that without the law I lived for some time; but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

King James 2000 Bible
For I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

American King James Version
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

American Standard Version
And I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I lived some time without the law. But when the commandment came, sin revived,

Darby Bible Translation
But I was alive without law once; but the commandment having come, sin revived, but I died.

English Revised Version
And I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died;

Webster's Bible Translation
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Weymouth New Testament
Once, apart from Law, I was alive, but when the Commandment came, sin sprang into life, and I died;

World English Bible
I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Young's Literal Translation
And I was alive apart from law once, and the command having come, the sin revived, and I died;
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
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. 10So I discovered that the very commandment that was meant to bring life actually brought death.…
Cross References
Romans 7:8
But sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from the Law, sin is dead.

Romans 7:10
So I discovered that the very commandment that was meant to bring life actually brought death.
Treasury of Scripture

For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

For I.

Matthew 19:20 The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my youth …

Luke 10:25-29 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, …

Luke 15:29 And he answering said to his father, See, these many years do I serve …

Luke 18:9-12,21 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

Philippians 3:5,6 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe …

without.

Matthew 5:21 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You shall not …

Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He …

Mark 7:8-13 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of …

but.

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Romans 10:5 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the …

Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have …

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

James 2:10,11 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, …

sin.

Romans 7:21-23 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me…

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

and I died.

Romans 7:4,6 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body …

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

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified …

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

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