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body, that ye should obey it in the lusts 4 thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your & members as instruments • of unrighteousness unto sin : but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

114 For usin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then ? shall we 'sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace ? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves w servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey ; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness ? 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the

4 desires. We. 6 Gr. arms, or weapons. A. V. * Rom. vii. 5 : When we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. Col. iii. 5: Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, &c. James, iv. 1: Whence come wars and fightings among you ? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members ?

'Luke, i. 74: That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear. Rom. vii. 4: That we should bring forth fruit unto God. do. xii. 1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 1 Pet. ii. 24 : Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness : by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Pet. iv. 2. The words under ver. 11.

u Rom. vii. 4, 6. do, viii. 2. GAL. v. 18. The words under

ver. 2.

v1 Cor. ix. 21: To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. 1 Pet. ii. 16: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Jude, 4: There are certain men crept in unawares,-ungodly men, turning the grace

of our God into lasciviousness. See on John, viii. 34.

servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh : for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity ; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the 2 servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What * fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for bthe end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages 10 of sin is death ; but e the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


6 Gr. whereto you were delivered. A. V. 7 from one iniquity to another. Cr. 8 that ye may be holy. Co. 'Gr. to righteousuess. A. V. 10 reward. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi.

* See on Rom. ii. 20.
y See on John, viii. 32, 36.
z Ver. 16. See on John, viii. 31.
a Rom. vii. 5.

See on Rom. v. 12. c See on ver. 18. See on Rom. v. 12.

* Rom. ii. 7 : To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life. do. v. 17, 21: For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of

grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Christ. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Pet. i. 4: To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven


for you.

CHAP. VII. I No law hath power over a man longer than he liveth: 4 but we are dead to the law : 7 yet is not the law sin, 12 but holy, just, good, 16 as I acknowledge, who am grieved because I cannot keep it.

KNOW ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth ?1

2 For the a woman which hath an husband 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 husband.

3 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.

4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become • dead to the law by the body of Christ ; that ye hould be d married to another, even to him who

I as long as it endureth, Ma. Cr.

CHAP. VII. a Pro. vi. 29 : So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. &cclus. ix. 9: Sit not at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction. 1 Cor. vii. 39 : The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth ; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

b Mat. v. 32 : Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery.

• Eph. ii. 15: Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances ; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace. Col. ii. 14: Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. See on Rom. vi. 2.

2 Cor. xi. 2: I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.


is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth e fruit unto God.

5 For when we were 'in the flesh, the motions? of sins, which were by the law, did work in our 8 members h to bring forth fruit unto death.

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead 3 wherein we were held ; that we should serve in * newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7 What shall we say then ? Is the law sin ? God forbid. Nay, I had not 'known sin, but by the law : for I had not known lust, except the law had said, "Thou shalt not covet.

8 But "sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

9 For I was alive without the law once : but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

10 And the commandment, P which was or2 Gr. passions. A. V. 3 being dead to that, chap. vi. 2. ver. 4. A. V. * concupiscence. A. V.

eGal. v. 22: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, &c. See on John, xv. 8.

fRom. viii. 8, 9.
8 See on Rom. vi. 13.

GAL. v. 19: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. See on Rom. v. 12.

See on Rom. vi. 2. k See on Rom. ii. 29. 1 Rom. iii. 20: By the law is the knowledge of sin. m Exod. xx. 17. Deut. v. 21: The tenth commandment. Acts, xx. 33 : I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. See Rom. xiii. 9.

" See on Rom. iv. 15.
• 1 Cor. xv. 26. See on Rom. iv. 15.

P 2 Cor. iii. 7: But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious. Lev. xviii. 5; Ezek. XX. 11. See on LUKE, X. 28.

dained to 9 life, I found to be unto death.

11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, "deceived me, and by it slew me.

12 Wherefore 5 s the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandinent might become exceeding sinful.

14 For we know that the law is spiritual : but I am carnal, 'sold under sin.

15 For that which I do I allow not : for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.


5 So that. Ham. Pu. by no means. Wh. Gr. know. Ps. i. 6. A. V.

9 Neh. ix. 29: Which [commandments] if a man do, he shall live in them. Ps. cxix. 116, 144 : Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live : and let me not be ashamed of my hope. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

See on HEB. iii. 13. s Ps. xix. 7–9: The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul : the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever : the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. do. cxix. 38, 137 : Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 1 Tim. i. 8: We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.

tl Kings, xxi. 20, 25 : Thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. There was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord. 2 Kings, xvii. 17: They sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 1 Mac. i. 15: And made themselves uncircumcised, and forsook the holy covenant, and joined themselves to the heathen, and were sold to do mischief.

"GAL. v. 16, 17 : Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,

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