Romans 7:12
New International Version
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

New Living Translation
But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good.

English Standard Version
So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Berean Study Bible
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

Berean Literal Bible
So indeed, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

New American Standard Bible
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

King James Bible
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Christian Standard Bible
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

Contemporary English Version
Still, the Law and its commands are holy and correct and good.

Good News Translation
So then, the Law itself is holy, and the commandment is holy, right, and good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

International Standard Version
So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.

NET Bible
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Written Law therefore is holy and the commandment is holy, just and good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Moses' Teachings are holy, and the commandment is holy, right, and good.

New American Standard 1977
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the law is truly holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

American King James Version
Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

American Standard Version
So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Darby Bible Translation
So that the law indeed [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

English Revised Version
So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Weymouth New Testament
So that the Law itself is holy, and the Commandment is holy, just and good.

World English Bible
Therefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Young's Literal Translation
so that the law, indeed, is holy, and the command holy, and righteous, and good.
Study Bible
God's Law is Holy
11For sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through the commandment put me to death. 12So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. 13Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Certainly not! But in order that sin might be exposed as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.…
Cross References
Romans 7:16
And if I do what I do not desire, I admit that the Law is good.

1 Timothy 1:8
Now we know that the Law is good, if one uses it legitimately.

Treasury of Scripture

Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

the law.

Romans 7:14
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Romans 3:31
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

the commandment.

Romans 7:7
What 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 lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.







Lexicon
So
Ὥστε (Hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

then,
μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law [is]
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

holy,
ἅγιος (hagios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

commandment [is]
ἐντολὴ (entolē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

holy,
ἁγία (hagia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

righteous,
δικαία (dikaia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

good.
ἀγαθή (agathē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.
(12) Wherefore.--This word introduces a conclusion, not from the verse immediately preceding, but from the whole of the last five verses. The Apostle glances back for a moment over the course of his argument.

Verses 12, 13. - So that the Law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Has then that which is good become death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, through that which is good working death unto me; that sin might become exceeding sinful through the commandment. The question of ver. 7, "Is the Law sin?" has now been answered so far as this - that, far from being so, the commandment was in itself "unto life" (cf. Leviticus 18:5; Romans 10:5), only that sin took occasion by it, and so got power to slay. But still it would appear that law was ultimately the cause of death. Was, then, its purpose and effect, after all, deadly? for, though not sin, it seems to have been death to us. No, it is replied; away with the thought! Its effect was only to reveal sin in its true light; it was only an Ithuriel's spear ('Par. Lost,' bk. 4.),bringing out and exposing the deadly thing that before was latent. And (as is elsewhere set forth in pursuance of the line of thought) its effect in the end was really "unto life;" for its awakening of the sense of sin, and of a craving for redemption from it, was the necessary preparation for such redemption (cf. Galatians 3:19, seq.). 7:7-13 There is no way of coming to that knowledge of sin, which is necessary to repentance, and therefore to peace and pardon, but by trying our hearts and lives by the law. In his own case the apostle would not have known the sinfulness of his thoughts, motives, and actions, but by the law. That perfect standard showed how wrong his heart and life were, proving his sins to be more numerous than he had before thought, but it did not contain any provision of mercy or grace for his relief. He is ignorant of human nature and the perverseness of his own heart, who does not perceive in himself a readiness to fancy there is something desirable in what is out of reach. We may perceive this in our children, though self-love makes us blind to it in ourselves. The more humble and spiritual any Christian is, the more clearly will he perceive that the apostle describes the true believer, from his first convictions of sin to his greatest progress in grace, during this present imperfect state. St. Paul was once a Pharisee, ignorant of the spirituality of the law, having some correctness of character, without knowing his inward depravity. When the commandment came to his conscience by the convictions of the Holy Spirit, and he saw what it demanded, he found his sinful mind rise against it. He felt at the same time the evil of sin, his own sinful state, that he was unable to fulfil the law, and was like a criminal when condemned. But though the evil principle in the human heart produces sinful motions, and the more by taking occasion of the commandment; yet the law is holy, and the commandment holy, just, and good. It is not favourable to sin, which it pursues into the heart, and discovers and reproves in the inward motions thereof. Nothing is so good but a corrupt and vicious nature will pervert it. The same heat that softens wax, hardens clay. Food or medicine when taken wrong, may cause death, though its nature is to nourish or to heal. The law may cause death through man's depravity, but sin is the poison that brings death. Not the law, but sin discovered by the law, was made death to the apostle. The ruinous nature of sin, and the sinfulness of the human heart, are here clearly shown.
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