Romans 7
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1Know ye not, brethren (for I speak to them that know the law), how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2For the woman who hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3So, then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5For when we were in the flesh, the sinful impulses {motions of sin}, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead in which {wherein} we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law; for I had not known coveting {lust}, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of coveting {concupiscence}. For apart from the law sin was dead. 9For I was alive apart from {without} the law once; but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12Wherefore, the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 13Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good - that sin by the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. 14For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15For that which I do I understand {allow} not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16If, then, I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17Now, then, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing; for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man; 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24Oh, wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So, then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh, the law of sin.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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