Or don’t you know, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives? For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives,
but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress.
But if the husbanddies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man.
Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ,
that you would be joined to another, to him who was raised from the dead, that we might produce fruit to God.
For I delight in God’s law after the inward person,
but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. What a wretched man I am!
Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?
I thank God through JesusChrist, our Lord!
So then with the mind, I myself serve God’s law, but with the flesh, sin’s law.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in ChristJesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in ChristJesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God;
for it is not subject to God’s law, neither indeed can it be. Those who are in the flesh can’t please God.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you.
But if any man doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
he who raised up ChristJesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Or don’t you know, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives?
So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? May it never be! However, I wouldn’t have known sin, except through the law. For I wouldn’t have known coveting, unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.”
Did then that which is good become death to me? May it never be! But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, was producing death in me through that which is good; that through the commandment sin might become exceedingly sinful.