“For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.”
King James Version (KJV)
7:11 Deceived me - While I expected life by the law, sin came upon me unawares and slew all my hopes.
Ro 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me. Sin is always a deceiver, however. I cannot explain this save by referring it to a period of life when he was self-deceived, and sinned, thinking he was doing God service. It exactly describes the persecuting Saul of Tarsus. Sin deceived him. When he found he was deceived, it slew him. He was convicted before God.