New International Version
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life - The Gospel of the grace of Christ, which is not only a law or rule of life, but affords that sovereign energy by which guilt is removed from the conscience, the power of sin broken, and its polluting influence removed from the heart. The law was a spirit of death, by which those who were under it were bound down, because of their sin, to condemnation and death. The Gospel proclaims Jesus the Savior; and what the law bound unto death, It looses unto life eternal. And thus the apostle says, whether of himself or the man whom he is still personating, the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Most people allow that St. Paul is here speaking of his own state; and this state is so totally different from that described in the preceding chapter, that it is absolutely impossible that they should have been the state of the same being, at one and the same time. No creature could possibly be carnal, sold under sin, brought into captivity to the law of sin and death; and at the same time be made free from that law of sin and death, by the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus! Until the most palpable absurdities and contradictions can be reconciled, these two opposite states can never exist in the same person at the same time.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
December 18th. The misgiving which will creep sometimes over the brightest faith has already received its expression and its rebuke: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" Shall these "changes in the physical state of the environment" which threaten death to the natural man, destroy the spiritual? Shall death, or life, or angels, or principalities, or powers, arrest or tamper with his eternal correspondences? …
Henry Drummond—Beautiful Thoughts
October 12. "The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Hath Made Me Free" (Rom. viii. 2).
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Consolation in Suffering, and Patience.
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Redemption of the Creatures.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
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