Romans 7:2

“For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the woman which hath an husbaud, is bound by the law to her husband, so long as he liueth: but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of the husband.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the woman that hath a husband is bound by law to the husband while he liveth; but if the husband die, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the woman who has a husband is placed by the law under the power of her husband as long as he is living; but if her husband is dead, she is free from the law of the husband.
- Basic English Bible

For the married woman is bound by law to her husband so long as he is alive; but if the husband should die, she is clear from the law of the husband:
- Darby Bible

For the woman who hath a husband, is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband is dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
- Webster's Bible

A wife, for instance, whose husband is living is bound to him by the Law; but if her husband dies the law that bound her to him has now no hold over her.
- Weymouth Bible

For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
- World English Bible

For that womman that is vndur an hosebonde, is boundun to the lawe, while the hosebonde lyueth; but if hir hosebonde is deed, sche is delyuered fro the lawe of the hosebonde.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the married woman to the living husband hath been bound by law, and if the husband may die, she hath been free from the law of the husband;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:2


7:2 She is freed from the law of her husband - From that law which gave him a peculiar property in her.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:2


Ro 7:2,3 For the woman which hath an husband is bound, etc. This principle of law is shown from the marriage relation. Death severs it, and after it the marriage covenant is not binding. A woman can marry again without committing adultery.

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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