Romans 7:5

“For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For when wee were in the flesh, the motions of sinnes which were by the law, did worke in our members, to bring foorth fruit vnto death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were {aroused} by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were through the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when we were in the flesh, the evil passions which came into being through the law were working in our bodies to give the fruit of death.
- Basic English Bible

For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which [were] by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit to death;
- Darby Bible

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit to death:
- Webster's Bible

For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.
- Weymouth Bible

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to death.
- World English Bible

For whanne we weren in fleisch, passiouns of synnes, that weren bi the lawe, wrouyten in oure membris, to bere fruyt to deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

for when we were in the flesh, the passions of the sins, that [are] through the law, were working in our members, to bear fruit to the death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:5


7:5 When ye were in the flesh - Carnally minded, in a state of nature; before we believed in Christ. Our sins which were by the law - Accidentally occasioned, or irritated thereby. Wrought in our members - Spread themselves all over the whole man.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:5


Ro 7:5 For when we were in the flesh. When we were in an unconverted condition, under the influence of our carnal nature. The insufficiency of law to deliver us from its power is now shown. Which were by the law. How the law set in motion these sinful passions is set forth in Ro 7:7,8. See notes on them. Did work in our members. Seized the control of our bodily organs, and thus made us so sin as to be subject to the penalty of death. See Ro 6:21 Jas 1:15.

Discussion for Romans 7:5

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