Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

Is the law

Bible References

What

Romans 3:5
But if our wrongdoing brings out the uprightness of God, what are we to say? Is it wrong in God (I am putting it in ordinary human terms) to inflict punishment?
Romans 4:1
Then what are we to say about our ancestor Abraham?
Romans 6:15
What follows, then? Are we to sin, because we live not under law but under mercy? Certainly not!

Is the law

Romans 7:8
That command gave sin an opening, and it led me to all sorts of covetous ways, for sin is lifeless without law.

I had

Romans 7:5
For when we were living mere physical lives the sinful passions, awakened by the Law, operated through the organs of our bodies to make us bear fruit for death.
Romans 3:20
For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.

Lust

Romans 7:8
That command gave sin an opening, and it led me to all sorts of covetous ways, for sin is lifeless without law.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not to gratify his passion, like the heathen who know nothing of God.

Thou shalt

Romans 13:9
For the commandments, "You must not commit adultery, You must not murder, You must not steal, You must not covet," and any other commandments there are, are all summed up in one saying, "You must love your neighbor as you do yourself."
Matthew 5:28
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman with desire has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Luke 12:15
And he said to them, "Take care! You must be on your guard against any form of greed, for a man's life does not belong to him, no matter how rich he is."
Acts 20:33
I have never coveted anyone's gold or silver or clothes.
Ephesians 5:3
But immorality or any form of vice or greed must not be so much as mentioned among you; that would not be becoming in God's people.
Colossians 3:5
So treat as dead your physical nature, as far as immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed are concerned; for it is really idolatry.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,