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

  • Alex
    Sorry but i see this roms 7 as a love triangle betwen Christ and the church and the LAW, Paul is saying you are dead to the law by the body of Christ that you should be MARRIED TO ANOTHER even to him that was rasied up from the DEAD and bring forth fruit unto God. Fits perfect to David Bathesheba n Uriah She was dead to Uriah/LAW by the body of David and Married another, now Christ is our husband.
  • Geraldine cole
    If Jesus Don't do it for us it want be done on the Earth or in Heaven because he is the one that can kill the body and then send u to Hell or Heaven so do not worry about what man say he will do just pray and believe what Jesus has told u in his word when u walk with Jesus there is notbing man can do to u accept leave u alone reburk the devil and plea the blood of Jesus he will go Amen
  • Edna
    nothing but the spirit of the life of in CHRIST CAN MAKE ANY SINNER FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GRACE AND MERCY
  • Ray321
    Romans 7:14-15 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not but what I hate, that do I. Paul had sin, he knew how to deal with it, he would feed the new creature inside him which was the Holy Spirit. The more we read the Word of God, the lest we sin. The Word cleans good.
  • 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.

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