New International Version
I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
King James Bible
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
Darby Bible Translation
And the commandment, which [was] for life, was found, [as] to me, itself [to be] unto death:
World English Bible
The commandment, which was for life, this I found to be for death;
Young's Literal Translation
and the command that is for life, this was found by me for death;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the commandment - Meaning the law in general, which was ordained to life; the rule of righteousness teaching those statutes which if a man do he shall live in them, Leviticus 18:5, I found, by transgressing it, to be unto death; for it only presented the duty and laid down the penalty, without affording any strength to resist sin or subdue evil propensities.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Westminster Abbey, First Sunday in Advent, 1873. Romans vii. 22-25. "I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 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. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord." This is the first Sunday in Advent. To-day we have prayed that God would give us grace to put away the works …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
Sin is Spiritual Slavery
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His Freedom from Sin.
Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: "The person who does these things will live by them."
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, "The person who does these things will live by them."
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