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7:1 Sisters and brothers, how can you not know— for I am talking to those who know law— that the law only has jurisdiction over a person while they are alive?

η
G2228
or-else
αγνοειτε
G50
you-are-being-mistaken
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
γινωσκουσιν
G1097
they-know-now
γαρ
G1063
because
νομον
G3551
law
λαλω
G2980
I-am-talking
ὁτι
G3754
since

G3588
the
νομος
G3551
law
κυριευει
G2961
is-mastering
του
G3588
[of]-the
ανθρωπου
G444
[of]-person
εφ᾿
G1909
on
ὁσον
G3745
as-much-as
χρονον
G5550
time
ζη
G2198
is-living

7:2 For example, a married woman is legally bound to her husband while he is alive. But if he dies, she is exempt from the law concerning her husband.


G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑπανδρος
G5220
married
γυνη
G1135
woman
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ζωντι
G2198
[to]-living
ανδρι
G435
[to]-man
δεδεται
G1210
is-confined
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
αποθανη
G599
may-die

G3588
the
ανηρ
G435
man
κατηργηται
G2673
has-been-neutralized
απο
G575
from
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
του
G3588
[of]-the
ανδρος
G435
[of]-man

7:3 Now if she were with another man while her husband lived, she would be guilty of adultery. But if her husband died she would not be guilty of adultery, even if she were with another man.

αρα
G686
consequently
ουν
G3767
then
ζωντος
G2198
[of]-living
του
G3588
[of]-the
ανδρος
G435
[of]-man
μοιχαλις
G3428
adulterer
χρηματισει
G5537
shall-give-divine-revelation
εαν
G1437
if-ever
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
ανδρι
G435
[to]-man
ἑτερω
G2087
[to]-different
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
αποθανη
G599
may-die

G3588
the
ανηρ
G435
man
ελευθερα
G1658
free
εστιν
G2076
is
απο
G575
from
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
του
G3588
[of]-the
μη
G3361
not
ειναι
G1511
to-be
αυτην
G846
herself
μοιχαλιδα
G3428
adulterer
γενομενην
G1096
coming-to-be
ανδρι
G435
[to]-man
ἑτερω
G2087
[to]-different

7:4 So then, my brothers and sisters, you too were put to death in the eyes of the law by means of the body of the Anointed, in order to belong to Another— the One who was raised from the dead— so that we should always be productive for God.

ὡστε
G5620
so-too
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
μου
G3450
[of]-me
και
G2532
and
ὑμεις
G5210
yous
εθανατωθητε
G2289
yous-were-executed
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
δια
G1223
through
του
G3588
[of]-the
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
γενεσθαι
G1096
to-become
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ἑτερω
G2087
[to]-different
τω
G3588
[to]-the
εκ
G1537
out
νεκρων
G3498
[of]-the-dead
εγερθεντι
G1453
[to]-being-awakened
ἱνα
G2443
that
καρποφορησωμεν
G2592
we-should-be-productive
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God

7:5 For when we were governed by the flesh, the passions caused by the law were active in our body parts, producing death.

ὁτε
G3753
when
γαρ
G1063
because
ημεν
G1510
we-were
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
τα
G3588
the
παθηματα
G3804
experiences
των
G3588
[of]-the
ἁμαρτιων
G266
[of]-failure
τα
G3588
the
δια
G1223
through
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
ενηργειτο
G1754
operated
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
μελεσιν
G3196
[to]-members
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
καρποφορησαι
G2592
to-be-productive
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θανατω
G2288
[to]-death

7:6 Yet we were discharged from the law, dying to that which held us down, so that now we are able to slave in the new way of the spirit and not the old way of the letter.

νυνι
G3570
now
δε
G1161
yet
κατηργηθημεν
G2673
we-were-neutralized
απο
G575
from
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
αποθανοντες
G599
dying
εν
G1722
in

G3739
[to]-whom
κατειχομεθα
G2722
we-were-owned
ὡστε
G5620
so-too
δουλευειν
G1398
to-slave
ἡμας
G2248
us
εν
G1722
in
καινοτητι
G2538
[to]-renewal
πνευματος
G4151
[of]-breath
και
G2532
and
ου
G3756
not
παλαιοτητι
G3821
[to]-obsolescence
γραμματος
G1121
[of]-writing

7:7 What will we do then, declare that the law is Failure? Absolutely not! But I would not have known what Failure is without law. For example, I wouldn’t have been conscious of wanting what belongs to others without the law stating, “You must not want what belongs to others.”

τι
G5101
what
ουν
G3767
then
ερουμεν
G2046
we-shall-ask

G3588
the
νομος
G3551
law
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
μη
G3361
not
γενοιτο
G1096
may-come-to-be
αλλα
G235
but
την
G3588
the
ἁμαρτιαν
G266
failure
ουκ
G3756
not
εγνων
G1097
I-knew
ει.
G1487
if
μη
G3361
not
δια
G1223
through
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
την
G3588
the
τε
G5037
both
γαρ
G1063
because
επιθυμιαν
G1939
craving
ουκ
G3756
not
ηδειν
G1492
I-had-seen
ει.
G1487
if
μη
G3361
not

G3588
the
νομος
G3551
law
ελεγεν
G3004
said
ουκ
G3756
not
επιθυμησεις
G1937
you-shall-desire

7:8 Now Failure, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me a desire for other people’s belongings, because apart from law, Failure is dead.

αφορμην
G874
base
δε
G1161
yet
λαβουσα
G2983
taking

G3588
the
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
εντολης
G1785
[of]-injunction
κατειργασατο
G2716
fully-acts
εν
G1722
in
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
πασαν
G3956
all
επιθυμιαν
G1939
craving
χωρις
G5565
without
γαρ
G1063
because
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
νεκρα
G3498
dead

7:9 I once lived apart from law, but with the arrival of the commandment, Failure came to life and I died.

εγω
G1473
I
δε
G1161
yet
εζων
G2198
I-lived
χωρις
G5565
without
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
ποτε
G4219
when?
ελθουσης
G2064
[of]-coming
δε
G1161
yet
της
G3588
[of]-the
εντολης
G1785
[of]-injunction

G3588
the
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
ανεζησεν
G326
revives
εγω
G1473
I
δε
G1161
yet
απεθανον
G599
they-died

7:10 So the commandment that was intended to bring life brought only death.

και
G2532
and
εὑρεθη
G2147
was-found
μοι
G3427
[to]-me

G3588
the
εντολη
G1785
injunction

G3588
the
εις
G1519
into
ζωην
G2222
life
αὑτη
G3778
this one
εις
G1519
into
θανατον
G2288
death

7:11 Failure seized the opportunity through the commandment to completely seduce me and thereby kill me.


G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
αφορμην
G874
base
λαβουσα
G2983
taking
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
εντολης
G1785
[of]-injunction
εξηπατησε
G1818
deluded
με
G3165
me
και
G2532
and
δι᾽
G1223
through
αυτης
G846
[of]-herself
απεκτεινεν
G615
killed

7:12 So in fact the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, just, and good.

ὡστε
G5620
so-too

G3588
the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
νομος
G3551
law
ἁγιος
G40
consecrated
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
εντολη
G1785
injunction
ἁγια
G40
consecrated
και
G2532
and
δικαια
G1342
just
και
G2532
and
αγαθη
G18
good

7:13 So then, did that which is good become the death of me? Absolutely not! Instead, Failure, in order to be exposed as such, was producing death in me by that which is good so it could be exposed through the commandment as utter failure.

το
G3588
the
ουν
G3767
then
αγαθον
G18
good
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
εγενετο
G1096
came-to-be
θανατος
G2288
death
μη
G3361
not
γενοιτο
G1096
may-come-to-be
αλλα
G235
but

G3588
the
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
ἱνα
G2443
that
φαινωσιν
G5316
they-should-shine
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
δια
G1223
through
του
G3588
[of]-the
αγαθου
G18
[of]-good
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
κατεργαζομενη
G2716
fully-acting
θανατον
G2288
death
ἱνα
G2443
that
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
καθ᾽
G2596
according-to
ὑπερβολην
G5236
supremacy
ἁμαρτωλος
G268
failing

G3588
the
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
εντολης
G1785
[of]-injunction

7:14 For though we know the law is spiritual, yet I am fleshly, having been disposed of under Failure.

οιδαμεν
G1492
we-have-seen
γαρ
G1063
because
ὁτι
G3754
since

G3588
the
νομος
G3551
law
πνευματικος
G4152
spiritual
εστιν
G2076
is
εγω
G1473
I
δε
G1161
yet
σαρκικος
G4560
fleshy
ειμι
G1510
I-am
πεπραμενος
G4097
having-been-disposed-of
ὑπο
G5259
under
την
G3588
the
ἁμαρτιαν
G266
failure

7:15 I don’t know what I’m accomplishing, because I don’t do what I intend, and instead do what I hate.


G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
κατεργαζομαι
G2716
I-fully-act
ου
G3756
not
γινωσκω
G1097
I-am-knowing
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
τουτο
G5124
this
πρασσω
G4238
I-am-practicing
αλλ᾽
G235
but

G3588
the
μισω
G3404
I-am-despising
τουτο
G5124
this
ποιω
G4160
I-am-doing

7:16 Now if I do what I don’t want to do, I concede that the law is respectable.

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
ου
G3756
not
θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
τουτο
G5124
this
ποιω
G4160
I-am-doing
συμφημι
G4852
I-agree
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
ὁτι
G3754
since
καλος
G2570
beautiful

7:17 But then I know it isn’t really I who am doing this, but Failure who is taking up residence in me.

νυνι
G3570
now
δε
G1161
yet
ουκετι
G3765
no-longer
εγω
G1473
I
κατεργαζομαι
G2716
I-fully-act
αυτο
G846
it
αλλα
G235
but

G3588
the
οικουσα
G3611
residing
εν
G1722
in
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure

7:18 I am aware that nothing good makes its home in me (that is, in my flesh), for my will lies in wait for me, to accomplish that which is not respectable.

οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen
γαρ
G1063
because
ὁτι
G3754
since
ουκ
G3756
not
οικει
G3611
is-residing
εν
G1722
in
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
τουτ᾿
G3778
same
εστιν
G2076
is
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
μου
G3450
[of]-me
αγαθον
G18
good
το
G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
θελειν
G2309
to-choose
παρακειται
G3873
lies-nearby
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
το
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
κατεργαζεσθαι
G2716
to-fully-act
το
G3588
the
καλον
G2570
best
ου
G3756
not

7:19 I don’t do the good I want to do, but instead, I put into practice the evil I don’t want to do.

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
ποιω
G4160
I-am-doing
αγαθον
G18
good
αλλα
G235
but

G3588
the
ου
G3756
not
θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
κακον
G2556
depraved
τουτο
G5124
this
πρασσω
G4238
I-am-practicing

7:20 Now if I do what I don’t want to do, it is no longer I who am practicing it, but Failure which makes its home in me.

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
ου
G3756
not
θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
εγω
G1473
I
τουτο
G5124
this
ποιω
G4160
I-am-doing
ουκετι
G3765
no-longer
εγω
G1473
I
κατεργαζομαι
G2716
I-fully-act
αυτο
G846
it
αλλα
G235
but

G3588
the
οικουσα
G3611
residing
εν
G1722
in
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
ἁμαρτια
G266
failure

7:21 Consequently I discover this principle: whenever I intend to do good, evil is lying in ambush.

εὑρισκω
G2147
I-am-finding
αρα
G686
consequently
τον
G3588
the
νομον
G3551
law
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θελοντι
G2309
[to]-choosing
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
ποιειν
G4160
to-do
το
G3588
the
καλον
G2570
best
ὁτι
G3754
since
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
το
G3588
the
κακον
G2556
depraved
παρακειται
G3873
lies-nearby

7:22 I delight in the law of God in my inner person,

συνηδομαι
G4913
I-am-delighted-with
γαρ
G1063
because
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
κατα
G2596
down
τον
G3588
the
εσω
G2080
inside
ανθρωπον
G444
person

7:23 but in my body parts I observe a different law that makes war with the law of my mind and leads me into captivity to the law of Failure that lives in my body parts.

βλεπω
G991
I-am-observing
δε
G1161
yet
ἑτερον
G2087
different
νομον
G3551
law
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
μελεσιν
G3196
[to]-members
μου
G3450
[of]-me
αντιστρατευομενον
G497
making-war-against
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
του
G3588
[of]-the
νοος
G3563
[of]-minds
μου
G3450
[of]-me
και
G2532
and
αιχμαλωτιζοντα
G163
capturing
με
G3165
me
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
της
G3588
[of]-the
ἁμαρτιας
G266
failure
τω
G3588
[to]-the
οντι
G5607
[to]-being
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
μελεσιν
G3196
[to]-members
μου
G3450
[of]-me

7:24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will rescue me from this body condemned to die?

ταλαιπωρος
G5005
miserable
εγω
G1473
I
ανθρωπος
G444
person
τις
G5101
who
με
G3165
me
ῥυσεται
G4506
shall-pull-through
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
του
G3588
[of]-the
θανατου
G2288
[of]-death
τουτου
G5127
[of]-this

7:25 Give thanks to God through Jesus the Anointed, our Master! In conclusion, I myself, in my mind, slave for the law of God, but in the flesh I slave for the law of Failure.

χαρις
G5485
favor
δε
G1161
yet
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
δια
G1223
through
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
του
G3588
[of]-the
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
αρα
G686
consequently
ουν
G3767
then
αυτος
G846
him/her/it-self
εγω
G1473
I
τω
G3588
[to]-the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
νοϊ
G3563
[to]-mind
δουλευω
G1398
I-am-slaving
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
τη
G3588
[to]-the
δε
G1161
yet
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
ἁμαρτιας
G266
failure