“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)
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.
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.