New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
Darby Bible Translation
but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, wrought in me every lust; for without law sin was dead.
World English Bible
But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
Young's Literal Translation
'Thou shalt not covet;' and the sin having received an opportunity, through the command, did work in me all covetousness -- for apart from law sin is dead.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:8 But sin - My inbred corruption. Taking occasion by the commandment - Forbidding, but not subduing it, was only fretted, and wrought in me so much the more all manner of evil desire. For while I was without the knowledge of the law, sin was dead - Neither so apparent, nor so active; nor was I under the least apprehensions of any danger from it.
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
"O Wretched Man that I Am!"
How Christ is to be Made Use of as Our Life, in Case of Heartlessness and Fainting through Discouragements.
Of the Corruption of Nature and the Efficacy of Divine Grace
adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.
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.
At one time I lived without understanding the law. But when I learned the command not to covet, for instance, the power of sin came to life,
Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me.
1 Corinthians 15:56
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.
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