Romans 7:8

“But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But sinne taking occasion by the commaundement, wrought in me all maner of concupiscence. For without the Law sinne was dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin {is} dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but sin, finding occasion, wrought in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from the law sin `is' dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But sin, taking its chance through that which was ordered by the law, was working in me every form of desire: because without the law sin is dead.
- Basic English Bible

but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, wrought in me every lust; for without law sin [was] dead.
- Darby Bible

But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
- Webster's Bible

Sin took advantage of this, and by means of the Commandment stirred up within me every kind of coveting; for apart from Law sin would be dead.
- Weymouth Bible

But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
- World English Bible

And thoruy occasioun takun, synne bi the maundement hath wrouyt in me al coueytise; for withouten the lawe, synne was deed.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Thou shalt not covet;' and the sin having received an opportunity, through the command, did work in me all covetousness -- for apart from law sin is dead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:8


7:8 But sin - My inbred corruption. Taking occasion by the commandment - Forbidding, but not subduing it, was only fretted, and wrought in me so much the more all manner of evil desire. For while I was without the knowledge of the law, sin was dead - Neither so apparent, nor so active; nor was I under the least apprehensions of any danger from it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:8


Ro 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment. Strange a psychological fact as it is, it is nevertheless true that to the carnal nature what is forbidden seems especially desirable. Adam and Eve would hardly have desired the forbidden fruit had it not been forbidden. When sinful men's freedom is limited, he rages against the limitation. One of the agnostic Ingersoll's pleas against the Divine government is that it is a limitation of freedom. Concupisence. Evil desire. For without the law sin [was] dead. "Apart from law". There is no article before "law". If there was no law to be broken, sin would be quiescent, and would be lifeless. The restraint of law makes it spring into vigorous life. Our carnal nature rebels whenever it is restrained.

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