THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Law of Moses is fulfilled in Christ—Paul delights in the law of God after the inward man.
ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the alaw
hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
For the awoman
which hath an bhusband
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
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.
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become adead
to the blaw
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.
when we were in the flesh, the bmotions
of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto cdeath
But now we are adelivered
from the law, that being bdead
wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of cspirit
, and not in
the oldness of the letter.
What shall we say then? Is
the law sin? aGod
forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the blaw
: for I had not known clust
, except the law had said, Thou shalt not dcovet
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the alaw
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
For sin, ataking
occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Was then that which is good made death unto me? aGod
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 we know that the alaw
is spiritual: but I am bcarnal
which I do I ballow
not: for what I cwould
, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
If then I do that which I awould
not, I consent unto the law that it is
Now then it is no more I that ado
it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
For I know that in me (that is, in my aflesh
no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how
that which is good I find not.
For the agood
that I bwould
I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Now if I do athat
I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is apresent
For I adelight
in the law of God after the inward man:
But I see another law in my members, awarring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into bcaptivity
to the law of sin which is in my members.
man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
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.