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 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

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.

Discussion for Romans 7

  • BSP
    Paul described himself as a miserable man in verse 24 because he wanted to do what was right, but his imperfect flesh urged him to do otherwise.
  • Bruce
    We who are true Believers will face Persecution and Tribulation./---We must through much Tribulation enter The Kingdom of God:Acts 14:22 Satan is out to destroy The Church. The Battle begins the moment The Lord enters Your Heart.You need to be dressed for Battle:Ephesians6:11 Some will even lose Their Heads, False imprisonment, torture,killed in a variety of ways! Endure to The End. Seek The Lost.
  • Donald Portnova
    If we keep our eyes on Jesus we will walk in victory but as long as we are clothed in this body of flesh there will be a battle to face. Thank God for the victory won through Jesus shed blood on Calvarys Cross. Stay close to the CRoss keep your eyes on Jesus and our struggles and battles will fade in the glorious victory of our Savior. Hallelujah 😊
  • Jhall
    I thank God he understands our struggles and given us a way of escape , if we accept was he has given for us
  • Brianna
    Rom 7:19,20

    The apostle Paul describes the fight that he had, and that all other Christians have, and how, in spite of their best efforts, they will make mistakes, though not deliberately, insolently and willfully. The value of Christ's atonement sacrifice as applied for their sins, over which they repent and make confession, is the basis for their being declared righteous.
  • Jeremy
    Praise and glory and love to Jesus!

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