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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
and they who are carnal, cannot please God.
That, which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that, which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.
I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfil the desire of the flesh:
among whom also we were all conversant heretofore in our carnal desires, indulging the appetites of the flesh and of our imaginations; and were by nature children of wrath, even as others.
For we also were formerly foolish, disobedient, going astray, enslaved to various disorderly appetites and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Wherefore by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before Him: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Now the law worketh wrath; for where there is no law, there is no transgression.
Now the law made some entrance, that the offence might appear to abound; but where sin abounded, grace hath superabounded; that as sin had reigned in death,
1 Corinthians 15:56
the sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law:
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.
For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse; for it is written, Cursed be every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.
But if ye partially respect persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
1 John 3:4
Every one that committeth sin, transgresseth the law; for sin is the violation of the law.
But sin taking occasion by the commandment wrought in me all manner of concupiscence: for without the law sin was dead.
For out of the heart proceed wicked disputings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witnessings, slanders:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, such as, adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
Then desire having conceived bringeth forth sin, and sin when it is finished bringeth forth death.
but I perceive another law in my body warring against the law of my mind, and captivating me to the law of sin, which is in my body.
Neither yield your bodies as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but present yourselves to God as alive from the dead, and your bodies as instruments of righteousness to God.
Mortify therefore your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, disorderly passion, evil concupiscence, and insatiable desire, which is indeed idolatry:
Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence? even of your carnal appetites making war in your bodies?
What fruit therefore had ye then in the things, which ye are now ashamed of? for the end of those things is death.
In which ye also formerly walked, when ye lived among them.