7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law) that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 7:2 For the woman who hath a husband, is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband is dead, she is loosed from the law of [her] husband. 7:3 So then, if while [her] husband liveth, she is married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband is dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 7:4 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 to God. 7:5 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 to death: 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead by which we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter. 7:7 What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? By no means. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin [was] dead. 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 7:10 And the commandment which [was ordained] to life, I found [to be] to death. 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me]. 7:12 Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 7:13 Was then that which is good made death to me? By no means. 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. 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 7:15 For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that I do not; but what I hate, that I do. 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that [it is] good. 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 7:18 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. 7:19 For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. 7:20 Now if I do that which I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 7:21 I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me. 7:22 For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man: 7:23 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. 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 7:25 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.