because the law works wrath; for where there is no law, there is no rebellion either.
He that despised the law of Moses died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
2 Corinthians 3:6
who also has made us able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die because he made himself the Son of God.
and in him all that believe are justified from all the things from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
So that without the law I lived for some time; but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
And I found that the same commandment, which was unto life, was mortal unto me.
For sin, having had occasion, deceived me by the commandment and by it killed me.
Was then that which is good made death unto me? No, in no wise. But sin, to show itself sin by that which is good, worked death in me, making sin exceedingly sinful by the commandment.
For Moses describes the righteousness which is by the law, That the man who does those things shall live by them.
And the law is not of faith, but The man that does the commandments shall live by them.
For while we were in the flesh, the affections of the sins which were by the law worked in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? No, in no wise. But, I did not know sin except by the law; for neither would I have known lust if the law did not say, Thou shalt not covet.
Then sin, when there was occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of lust. For without the law sin was as if it were dormant.