Romans 7:1

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Know ye not, brethren (for I speake to them that knowe the Lawe) how that the Lawe hath dominion ouer a man, as long as he liueth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is it not clear, my brothers (I am using an argument to those who have knowledge of the law), that the law has power over a man as long as he is living?
- Basic English Bible

Are ye ignorant, brethren, (for I speak to those knowing law,) that law rules over a man as long as he lives?
- Darby Bible

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law) that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
- Webster's Bible

Brethren, do you not know--for I am writing to people acquainted with the Law--that it is during our lifetime that we are subject to the Law?
- Weymouth Bible

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?
- World English Bible

Britheren, whethir ye knowun not; for Y speke to men `that knowen the lawe; for the lawe hath lordschip in a man, as long tyme as it lyueth?
- Wycliffe Bible

Are ye ignorant, brethren -- for to those knowing law I speak -- that the law hath lordship over the man as long as he liveth?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:1


7:1 The apostle continues the comparison between the former and the present state of a believer, and at the same time endeavours to wean the Jewish believers from their fondness for the Mosaic law. I speak to them that know the law - To the Jews chiefly here. As long - So long, and no longer. As it liveth - The law is here spoken of, by a common figure, as a person, to which, as to an husband, life and death are ascribed. But he speaks indifferently of the law being dead to us, or we to it, the sense being the same.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:1


Ro 7:1 Deliverance from Bondage SUMMARY OF ROMANS 7: Death Releases from the Power of the Law. This Illustrated by Marriage. But We Are Dead to the Law. It Slew Christ and We Have Died with Him. We Are Also Dead to Sin. While the Law Reveals Sin, It Is Holy. The Struggle of the Carnal Nature Under the Law. The Deliverance Through Jesus Christ. I speak to them that know the law. Not "the law", but "law"; know the powers of law. How that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth. The argument of the Jews was that the law of Moses was of perpetual obligation, but they knew that death released a man from its power. It reigned only over the living.

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