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

  • 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!
  • Winstone Selewende
    God tells humanity the importance of law the implications and consequencies of disobedience and the advent of grace.
  • Lilian
    We are now living under Gods grace thru the blood of Jesus. Thanks to the blood of Jesus thru him we are pardoned our sins are cleansed and we are redeemed and forgiven Jesus is the perfect obedience to our Father therefore we must also obey God's words and worship him alone. Unless if we are not born again in spirit we cant please God and our flesh remains sinful. We must be born again in spirit
  • Steve morrow
    To Mr Autrey 1 Corinthians 11:3 but I would have you know that the head of every man is CHRIST and the head of the woman is man and the head CHRIST is GOD-----1 Corinthians 15:27 28 for HE hath put all things under HIS feet but when HE saith all things are put under HIM it is manifest that HE is excepted which did put all things under HIM 28 and when all things shall be subdued unto HIM then shall the SON also himself be subject unto HIM that put put all things under HIM that GOD may be all in all----------------------------- JOHN 10:5 AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS

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