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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.

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Bible References

What

Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is he? (I am speaking in human terms.)
Romans 4:1
What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter?
Romans 6:15
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!

Is the law

Romans 7:8
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

I had

Romans 7:5
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful desires, aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
Romans 3:20
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Psalm 19:7
The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one's life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced.
Psalm 119:96
I realize that everything has its limits, but your commands are beyond full comprehension.

Lust

Romans 7:8
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God.

Thou shalt

Romans 13:9
For the commandments, "Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet," (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.
Exodus 20:17
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor."
Deuteronomy 5:21
You must not desire another man's wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns."
Joshua 7:21
I saw among the goods we seized a nice robe from Babylon, two hundred silver pieces, and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels. I wanted them, so I took them. They are hidden in the ground right in the middle of my tent with the silver underneath."
2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive.
1 Kings 21:1
After this the following episode took place. Naboth the Jezreelite owned a vineyard in Jezreel adjacent to the palace of King Ahab of Samaria.
Micah 2:2
They confiscate the fields they desire, and seize the houses they want. They defraud people of their homes, and deprive people of the land they have inherited.
Matthew 5:28
But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Luke 12:15
Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
Acts 20:33
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.
Ephesians 5:3
But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.
Colossians 3:5
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,

General references

Deuteronomy 5:21
You must not desire another man's wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns."

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