Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Was 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 exceeding sinful.
For, what was impossible under law, wherein it was weak through the flesh. God, sending His Own Son in likeness of sinful flesh, and, respecting sin, condemned sin in the flesh;
Is the law, then, against the promises of God? It could not be! For, if a law had been given, which was able to make alive, truly righteousness would have been by law;
but sin, taking occasion through the commandment, wrought in me all manner of coveting; for apart from law sin is dead.
And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;
Let no one, when tempted, say, "I am tempted from God"; for God cannot be tempted with evils, and He Himself tempteth no one.
To him, therefore, who knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.