New Living Translation
We know that the law is good when used correctly.
King James 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,
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:8 We grant the whole Mosaic law is good, answers excellent purposes, if a man use it in a proper manner. Even the ceremonial is good, as it points to Christ; and the moral law is holy, just, and good, on its own nature; and of admirable use both to convince unbelievers, and to guide believers in all holiness.
LibraryThe Lawful and Unlawful Use of Law.
Preached June 27, 1852. THE LAWFUL AND UNLAWFUL USE OF LAW. (A FRAGMENT.) "But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully."--1 Tim. i. 8. It is scarcely ever possible to understand a passage without some acquaintance with the history of the circumstances under which it was written. At Ephesus, over which Timothy was bishop, people had been bewildered by the teaching of converted Jews, who mixed the old leaven of Judaism with the new spirituality of Christianity. They maintained the …
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But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good.
But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good.
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