1 Or are ye ignorant, brethren, - for unto them that understand the law am I speaking, that, the law, hath lordship over a men as long as he liveth?
1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
1 Don't you realize, brothers for I am speaking to people who know the Law that the Law can press its claims over a person only as long as he is alive?
2 For, the married woman, unto her living husband is bound by law; but, if her husband have died, she hath received a full release from the law of her husband.
2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
2 For a married woman is bound by the Law to her husband while he is living, but if her husband dies, she is released from the Law concerning her husband.
3 Hence then, her husband being alive, an adulteress, shall she be called - if she become another man's, but, if the husband have died, she is free from the law; so that she is not an adulteress, though she become another man's.
3 So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
3 So then, if she gives herself to another man while her husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law. Then, if she gives herself to another man, she is not an adulteress.
3 So while her husband is living, she will be called an adulterer if she lives with another man. But if her husband dies, she is free from this Law, so that she is not an adulterer if she marries another man.
4 So, then, my brethren, ye also, were made dead unto the law through the body of the Christ, to the end ye might become another's - his who from among the dead was raised, in order that we might bring forth fruit unto God.
4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were (C)made to die (D)to the Law (E)through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
4 Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death(C) in relation to the law(D) through the crucified body of the Messiah,(E) so that you may belong to another—to Him who was raised from the dead—that we may bear fruit for God.
4 In the same way, my brothers, through the Messiah's body you also died as far as the Law is concerned, so that you may belong to another person, the one who was raised from the dead, and may bear fruit for God.
5 For, when we were in the flesh, the susceptibilities of sins which were through the law, used to be energized in our members unto the bringing forth of fruit unto death;
5 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.
5 For while we were living according to our human nature, sinful passions were at work in our bodies by means of the Law, to bear fruit resulting in death.
6 But, now, we have received full release from the law, by dying in that wherein we used to be held fast, so that we should be doing service - in newness of spirit and not in obsoleteness of letter.
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
6 But now we have been released from the Law by dying to what enslaved us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit, not under the old writings.
7 What, then, shall we say? Is the law sin? Far be it! On the contrary, I had not discovered, sin, save through law, for even, of coveting, I had not been aware if, the law, had not kept on saying - Thou shall not covet;
7 (M)What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? (N)May it never be! On the contrary, (O)I would not have come to know sin except (e)through the Law; for I would not have known about (f)coveting if the Law had not said, “(P)You shall not (g)covet.”
7 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.
7 What should we say then?(I) Is the law sin? Absolutely not!(J) On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law.(K) For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.(L)(d)
7 What should we say, then? Is the Law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn't have become aware of sin if it had not been for the Law. I wouldn't have known what it means to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."
8 Howbeit sin taking, occasion - through the commandment, wrought out in me all manner of coveting; for, apart from law, sin is dead; -
8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
8 But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.
9 And, I, was alive, apart from law, at one time, but, the commandment coming, sin sprang up to life,
9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
9 Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life
9 At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,
10 Whereas, I, died, - and the commandment which was unto life was found by me to be, itself, unto death;
10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
10 and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
11 For, sin, - taking occasion - through the commandment, completely deceived me and, through it, slew me:
11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
11 For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.
12 So that, the law, indeed, is holy, and the commandment, holy, and righteous and good.
12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
12 So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.
13 Did, then, that which is good, unto me become death? Far be it! But it was sin, that it might appear sin, through that which was good unto me working out death, in order that, exceeding sinful, might sin become through the commandment.
13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? (Y)May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
13 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.
13 Therefore, did what is good cause my death?(e) Absolutely not!(R) On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment, sin might become sinful beyond measure.
13 Now, did something good bring me death? Of course not! But in order that sin might be recognized as being sin, it used something good to cause my death, so that through the rule, sin might become more exposed as being sinful than ever before.
14 For we know that, the law, is spiritual, - I, however, am a creature of flesh, sold under sin;
14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am merely human, sold as a slave to sin.
15 For, that which I am working out, I do not approve, - for not, what I wish, the same I practise, but, what I hate, the same I do:
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
15 I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.
16 Now, if what I wish not the same I do, I consent unto the law that it is right.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good.
16 Now if I practice what I don't want to do, I am admitting that the Law is good.
17 Now, however, no longer am, I, working it out, but the, sin, that dwelleth in me:
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
17 So now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is sin living in me.
17 As it is, I am no longer the one who is doing it, but it is the sin that is living in me.
18 I know, in fact, that there dwelleth not in me, that is, in my flesh, anything good; for, the wishing, lieth near me, but, the working out of what is right, not!
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.
19 For not, the good that I wish, I do, but, the evil that I do not wish, the same I practise.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
19 For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.
19 For I don't do the good I want to do, but instead do the evil that I don't want to do.
20 Now, if what I wish not, the same, I do, no longer am, I, working it out, but the, sin, that dwelleth in me.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
20 Now if I do what I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that lives in me.
20 But if I do what I don't want to do, I am no longer the one who is doing it, but it is the sin that is living in me.
21 Hence, I find the law, to me who wish to be doing the right, that, unto me, the wrong lieth near:
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
21 So I find this to be a principle: when I want to do what is good, evil is right there with me.
22 I have, in fact, a sympathetic pleasure in the law of God; according to the inner man.
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
22 For I delight in the Law of God in my inner being,
23 But I behold a diverse law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and taking me captive in the law of sin which existeth in my members: -
23 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.
23 but I see in my body a different principle waging war with the Law in my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin that exists in my body.
24 Wretched, man am, I! Who shall rescue me out of this body doomed to death?
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is infected by death?
25 Butthanks be unto God! - Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Hence, then, - I myself, with the mind, indeed, am in servitude unto a law of God; but; with the flesh; unto a law of sin.
25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
25 Thank God through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord, because with my mind I myself can serve the Law of God, even while with my human nature I serve the law of sin.
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