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For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
In the flesh
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Among whom also we all had our behavior in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
For we ourselves also were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convicted of the law as transgressors.
1 John 3:4
Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of covetousness. For without the law sin was dead.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness,
Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
But 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.
Neither yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
From where come wars and fightings among you? come they not from here, even of your lusts that war in your members?
What fruit had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
In which you also once walked, when you lived in them.