1 Timothy 1:8
New International Version
We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.

New Living Translation
We know that the law is good when used correctly.

English Standard Version
Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Berean Study Bible
Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it legitimately.

Berean Literal Bible
Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

New American Standard Bible
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

King James Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Christian Standard Bible
But we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately.

Contemporary English Version
We know the Law is good, if it is used in the right way.

Good News Translation
We know that the Law is good if it is used as it should be used.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately.

International Standard Version
Of course, we know that the Law is good if a person uses it legitimately,

NET Bible
But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately,

New Heart English Bible
But we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we know that The Written Law is good if a man will be led by it, according to The Written Law,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know that Moses' Teachings are good if they are used as they were intended to be used.

New American Standard 1977
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it legitimately,

King James 2000 Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully;

American King James Version
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

American Standard Version
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully:

Darby Bible Translation
Now we know that the law [is] good if any one uses it lawfully,

English Revised Version
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

Webster's Bible Translation
But we know that the law is good, if a man useth it lawfully;

Weymouth New Testament
Now we know that the Law is good, if a man uses it in the way it should be used,

World English Bible
But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,

Young's Literal Translation
and we have known that the law is good, if any one may use it lawfully;
Study Bible
Warning against False Teaching
7They want to be teachers of the Law, but they do not understand what they are saying or that which they so confidently assert. 8Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it legitimately. 9We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers,…
Cross References
Romans 7:12
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

Romans 7:16
And if I do what I do not desire, I admit that the Law is good.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the law.

Deuteronomy 4:6-8
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people…

Nehemiah 9:13
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:

Psalm 19:7-10
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple…

lawfully.

2 Timothy 2:5
And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.







Lexicon
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

we know
Οἴδαμεν (Oidamen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

[is] good,
καλὸς (kalos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

if
ἐάν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

one
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

uses
χρῆται (chrētai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5530: To use, make use of, deal with, take advantage of.

it
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

legitimately.
νομίμως (nomimōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3545: Lawfully, rightfully. Adverb from a derivative of nomos; legitimately.
(8) But we know.--Better, Now we know: a strong expression of his knowledge, learned in the school of the Holy Ghost. He spoke with the conscious authority of an Apostle, confident of the truth of what he preached and taught.

That the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.--"The Law is good," St. Paul declared with apostolic authoritative knowledge, "should a man--i.e., a teacher of the Law--make use of it lawfully; if he should use it so as to make men conscious of their sins, conscious that of themselves they deserve no mercy, only punishment." To press this sorrowful knowledge was the Law's true work upon men. It was never intended to supply materials for casuistry and idle, profitless arguments. It was never meant as a system out of which man might draw material for self-deception. It was never meant as a system through which a man might imagine that by a compliance, more or less rigid, with its outer ritual he was satisfying all the higher requirements of justice and truth.

Verse 8. - The Law is good (see the similar statement in Romans 7:12). The Jews thought that St. Paul spoke against the Law (comp. Acts 6:13, 14), because he vindicated its true use (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:24; Galatians 4:4, 5, etc.). But he everywhere speaks of the Law as good and holy. If a man - i.e., a teacher of the Law - use it lawfully; knowing its proper use, as it follows in the next verse. 1:5-11 Whatever tends to weaken love to God, or love to the brethren, tends to defeat the end of the commandment. The design of the gospel is answered, when sinners, through repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ, are brought to exercise Christian love. And as believers were righteous persons in God's appointed way, the law was not against them. But unless we are made righteous by faith in Christ, really repenting and forsaking sin, we are yet under the curse of the law, even according to the gospel of the blessed God, and are unfit to share the holy happiness of heaven.
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