New Living Translation
Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me.
King James Bible
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
Darby Bible Translation
for sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
World English Bible
for sin, finding occasion through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.
Young's Literal Translation
for the sin, having received an opportunity, through the command, did deceive me, and through it did slay me;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:11 Deceived me - While I expected life by the law, sin came upon me unawares and slew all my hopes.
LibraryThou Shalt not Commit Adultery.
In this Commandment too a good work is commanded, which includes much and drives away much vice; it is called purity, or chastity, of which much is written and preached, and it is well known to every one, only that it is not as carefully observed and practised as other works which are not commanded. So ready are we to do what is not commanded and to leave undone what is commanded. We see that the world is full of shameful works of unchastity, indecent words, tales and ditties, temptation to which …
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works
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How Christ is to be Made Use of as Our Life, in Case of Heartlessness and Fainting through Discouragements.
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Then the LORD God asked the woman, "What have you done?" "The serpent deceived me," she replied. "That's why I ate it."
"The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
But sin used this command to arouse all kinds of covetous desires within me! If there were no law, sin would not have that power.
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