Romans 7:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 7:14

For wee know that the Law is spirituall: but I am carnall, sold vnder sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we are conscious that the law is of the spirit; but I am of the flesh, given into the power of sin.
- Basic English Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual: but *I* am fleshly, sold under sin.
- Darby Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
- Webster's Bible

For we know that the Law is a spiritual thing; but I am unspiritual--the slave, bought and sold, of sin.
- Weymouth Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.
- World English Bible

And we witen, that the lawe is spiritual; but Y am fleischli, seld vndur synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we have known that the law is spiritual, and I am fleshly, sold by the sin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 7:14

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:14


7:14 I am carnal - St. Paul, having compared together the past and present state of believers, that in the flesh, #Rom 7:5|, and that in the spirit, #Rom 7:6|, in answering two objections, (Is then the law sin? #Rom 7:7|, and, Is the law death? #Rom 7:13|,) interweaves the whole process of a man reasoning, groaning, striving, and escaping from the legal to the evangelical state. This he does from #Rom 7:7|, to the end of this chapter. Sold under sin - Totally enslaved; slaves bought with money were absolutely at their master's disposal.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:14


Ro 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual. The apostle continues still further to show that, not the law, but sin is the source of death. The law is "spiritual", that is, is divine and adapted to our spiritual nature. While there were "carnal ordinances", its essential principles were spiritual. But I am carnal. Paul describes his condition while under the law. It was spiritual; but he was carnal, and hence, there was a conflict. Sold under sin. Hence, in a state of slavery. Though Paul uses the present tense, in order to make the description more vivid, he describes his condition before he became a Christian.

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