Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth 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 by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
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.
For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
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.
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.
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.