New American Standard Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
King James Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Darby Bible Translation
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death.
World English Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
Young's Literal Translation
for the law of the Spirit of the life in Christ Jesus did set me free from the law of the sin and of the death;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the law - The word "law" here means that "rule, command, or influence" which "the Spirit of life" produces. That exerts a control which is here called a law, for a law often means anything by which we are ruled or governed; see the notes at Romans 7:21, Romans 7:23. Of the Spirit. I see no reason to doubt here that this refers to the Holy Spirit. Evidently, at the close of Romans 8:1, the word has this reference. The phrase "the Spirit of life" then means the Holy Spirit producing or giving life; that is, giving peace, joy, activity, salvation; in opposition to the law spoken of in Romans 7 that produced death and condemnation.
In Christ Jesus - Under the Christian religion; or sent by Christ to apply his work to people. John 16:7-14. The Spirit is sent by Christ; his influence is a part of the Christian scheme; and his power accomplishes what the Law could not do.
Hath made me free - That is, has delivered me from the predominating influence and control of sin. He cannot mean that he was perfect, for the whole tenor of his reasoning is opposed to that. But the design, the tendency, and the spirit of the gospel was to produce this freedom from what the Law could not deliver; and he was now brought under the general power of this scheme. In the former state he was under a most bitter and galling bondage; Romans 7:7-11. Now, he was brought under the influence of a scheme which contemplated freedom, and which produced it.
The law of sin and death - The controlling influence of sin, leading to death and condemnation; Romans 7:5-11.
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"As many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14). The blessed Holy Spirit is our Guide, our Leader, and our Resting-place. There are times when He presses us forward into prayer, into service, into suffering, into new experiences, new duties, new claims of faith, and hope, and love, but there are times when He arrests us in our activity, and rests us under His overshadowing wing, and quiets us in the secret place of the Most High, teaching us some new lessons, breathing …
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September 27. "The Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" (Rom. viii. 21).
The Intercession of Christ
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.
Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
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