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Romans 7

Introduction

Overview

Romans 7:1, No law hath power over a man longer than he lives; Romans 7:4, But we are dead to the law; Romans 7:7, Yet is not the law sin; Romans 7:12, but holy, just and good; Romans 7:16, as I acknowledge, who am grieved because I cannot keep it.

Verse 1

Know: Romans 6:3

brethren: Romans 9:3, Romans 10:1

them that: Romans 2:17, Romans 2:18, Ezra 7:25, Proverbs 6:23, 1 Corinthians 9:8, Galatians 4:21

the law: Romans 7:6, Romans 6:14

a man: Or, person, either man or woman; בםטסשנןע [Strong's G444] and homo having this extent of signification.

Reciprocal: Mark 10:9 - General

Verse 2

the woman: Rather, a woman. The apostle here illustrates the position laid down in the preceding verse by a familiar instance. Genesis 2:23, Genesis 2:24, Numbers 30:7, Numbers 30:8, 1 Corinthians 7:4, 1 Corinthians 7:39

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:14 - General Numbers 5:19 - with another Numbers 30:9 - General Matthew 19:6 - God Matthew 19:9 - doth Romans 6:7 - For he 1 Peter 3:1 - ye

Verse 3

So then: Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 20:10, Numbers 5:13-Obadiah :, Deuteronomy 22:22-Jeremiah :, Matthew 5:32, Mark 10:6-2 Kings :, John 8:3-Deuteronomy :

though: Ruth 2:13, 1 Samuel 25:39-Luke :, 1 Timothy 5:11-2 Chronicles :

Reciprocal: Matthew 19:9 - doth Mark 10:11 - Whosoever John 4:18 - is not 1 Corinthians 7:39 - wife Galatians 5:1 - the liberty

Verse 4

ye also: Romans 7:6, Romans 6:14, Romans 8:2, Galatians 2:19, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 3:13, Galatians 5:18, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14, Colossians 2:20

the body: Matthew 26:26, John 6:51, 1 Corinthians 10:16, Hebrews 10:10, 1 Peter 2:24

that ye: Psalms 45:10-Ezra :, Isaiah 54:5, Isaiah 62:5, Hosea 2:19, Hosea 2:20, John 3:29, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:23-Daniel :, Revelation 19:7, Revelation 21:9

that we: Romans 6:22, Psalms 45:16, John 15:8, Galatians 5:22, Galatians 5:23, Philippians 1:11, Philippians 4:17, Colossians 1:6, Colossians 1:10

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 7:2 - thy belly Song of Solomon 8:5 - there she Ezekiel 23:4 - they were Mark 4:20 - which Luke 8:15 - bring Luke 20:10 - sent John 15:5 - same Romans 6:7 - For he Romans 7:9 - and I died 1 Corinthians 6:13 - but for Galatians 3:25 - we Colossians 1:22 - the body Colossians 2:12 - wherein 1 Peter 4:2 - no

Verse 5

in the flesh: Romans 8:8, Romans 8:9, John 3:6, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 5:17, Galatians 5:24, Ephesians 2:3, Ephesians 2:11, Titus 3:3

motions: Gr. passions, Romans 1:26,*Gr.

which: Romans 3:20, Romans 4:15, Romans 5:20, 1 Corinthians 15:56, 2 Corinthians 3:6-1 Samuel :, Galatians 3:10, James 2:9, James 2:10, 1 John 3:4

did work: Romans 7:8-1 Chronicles :, Matthew 15:19, Galatians 5:19-Ecclesiastes :, James 1:15

members: Romans 7:23, Romans 6:13, Romans 6:19, Colossians 3:5, James 4:1

bring: Romans 6:21

Reciprocal: Matthew 6:21 - there Mark 7:21 - out Romans 7:7 - I had Romans 7:18 - in my Romans 8:3 - For what Romans 8:6 - to be carnally minded Romans 8:13 - ye live Galatians 4:21 - ye that Philippians 3:9 - which is of the Colossians 3:7 - General

Verse 6

But: Romans 7:4, Romans 6:14, Romans 6:15, Galatians 3:13, Galatians 3:23-Lamentations :, Galatians 4:4, Galatians 4:5

that being dead: or, being dead to that, Romans 7:1, Romans 7:4, Romans 6:2

serve: Romans 1:9, Romans 2:27-Joel :, Romans 6:4, Romans 6:11, Romans 6:19, Romans 6:22, Romans 12:2, Ezekiel 11:19, Ezekiel 36:26, 2 Corinthians 3:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:19, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 6:15, Philippians 3:3, Colossians 3:10

Reciprocal: Romans 2:29 - spirit Romans 7:9 - and I died Galatians 4:21 - ye that Galatians 5:1 - the liberty 1 Peter 2:24 - being

Verse 7

What: Romans 3:5, Romans 4:1, Romans 6:15

is the law: Romans 7:8, Romans 7:11, Romans 7:13, 1 Corinthians 15:56

I had: Romans 7:5, Romans 3:20, Psalms 19:7-2 Kings :, Psalms 119:96

lust: or, concupiscence, Romans 7:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:5

Thou shalt: Romans 13:9, Genesis 3:6, Exodus 20:17, Deuteronomy 5:21, Joshua 7:21, 2 Samuel 11:2, 1 Kings 21:1-Numbers :, Micah 2:2, Matthew 5:28, Luke 12:15, Acts 20:33, Ephesians 5:3, Colossians 3:5, 1 John 2:15, 1 John 2:16

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:3 - shall look 1 Kings 21:3 - The Lord 2 Chronicles 34:19 - the words Psalms 19:8 - enlightening Proverbs 16:2 - the ways Jeremiah 42:6 - it be good Malachi 2:9 - but Luke 18:20 - knowest Romans 2:12 - in the law Romans 3:4 - God forbid Romans 3:8 - Let us Romans 3:31 - yea Romans 4:15 - Because Romans 7:12 - the commandment Romans 8:7 - for it 1 Corinthians 6:15 - God Galatians 2:19 - through Galatians 3:19 - then Galatians 3:21 - the law Galatians 3:24 - the law Galatians 5:17 - and these Hebrews 11:32 - what shall James 2:9 - transgressors James 4:11 - speaketh evil of the law 1 John 3:4 - for

Verse 8

sin: Romans 7:11, Romans 7:13, Romans 7:17, Romans 4:15, Romans 5:20

wrought: James 1:14, James 1:15

For without: etc. Rather, "For without a law sin is dead." Where there is no law, there is no transgression; for sin is the transgression of the law: the very essence of sin consists in the violation of some positive law. Romans 4:15, John 15:22, John 15:24, 1 Corinthians 15:56

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - sin Genesis 43:18 - seek occasion against us Deuteronomy 5:21 - General Deuteronomy 15:9 - Beware Joshua 7:21 - I coveted 2 Chronicles 15:3 - without law Proverbs 9:17 - Stolen Matthew 5:28 - hath Mark 7:21 - out Romans 7:5 - did work Romans 7:7 - is the law Romans 13:9 - covet Galatians 5:17 - and these Colossians 3:5 - evil

Verse 9

For I: Matthew 19:20, Luke 10:25-Joel :, Luke 15:29, Luke 18:9-2 Kings :, Luke 18:21, Philippians 3:5, Philippians 3:6

without: Matthew 5:21-Ezekiel :, Matthew 15:4-Joshua :, Mark 7:8-1 Chronicles :

but: Romans 3:19, Romans 3:20, Romans 10:5, Psalms 40:12, Galatians 3:10, James 2:10, James 2:11

sin: Romans 7:21-Isaiah :, Romans 8:7

and I died: Romans 7:4, Romans 7:6, *marg. Romans 7:11, Romans 3:20, Galatians 2:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - sin Deuteronomy 15:9 - Beware 1 Kings 8:32 - justifying 2 Kings 22:13 - great 2 Chronicles 15:3 - without law Nehemiah 8:9 - all the people Psalms 36:2 - For he Isaiah 57:10 - There is Jeremiah 2:35 - Because Jeremiah 23:9 - like a drunken Ezekiel 28:15 - till iniquity Malachi 3:7 - Wherein Matthew 9:12 - They that be whole Mark 10:20 - General Mark 12:34 - Thou Luke 15:7 - which John 5:45 - there John 16:9 - General Acts 2:37 - they Acts 9:6 - what Acts 13:39 - from which 2 Corinthians 3:6 - for

Verse 10

Romans 10:5, Leviticus 18:5, Ezekiel 20:11, Ezekiel 20:13, Ezekiel 20:21, Luke 10:27-Joel :, 2 Corinthians 3:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:17 - surely Galatians 5:17 - and these

Verse 11

sin: Romans 7:8, Romans 7:13

deceived: Isaiah 44:20, Jeremiah 17:9, Jeremiah 49:16, Obadiah 1:3, Ephesians 4:22, Hebrews 3:13, James 1:22, James 1:26

Reciprocal: Romans 7:7 - is the law Romans 7:9 - and I died Romans 8:6 - to be carnally minded James 1:14 - when

Verse 12

the law: Romans 7:14, Romans 3:31, Romans 12:2, Deuteronomy 4:8, Deuteronomy 10:12, Nehemiah 9:13, Psalms 19:7-2 Kings :, Psalms 119:38, Psalms 119:86, Psalms 119:127, Psalms 119:137, Psalms 119:140, Psalms 119:172, 1 Timothy 1:8

the commandment: Romans 7:7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:3 - right in the sight Job 33:27 - right Psalms 19:8 - is pure Psalms 33:4 - the word Psalms 111:8 - are done Psalms 119:47 - which Psalms 119:62 - thy Psalms 119:128 - I esteem Proverbs 30:5 - word Isaiah 42:21 - he will Hosea 8:12 - written Hosea 14:9 - for Romans 7:16 - I consent 2 Corinthians 3:7 - was Ephesians 6:1 - for James 1:25 - the perfect James 4:11 - speaketh evil of the law 2 Peter 2:21 - holy 1 John 5:3 - and

Verse 13

then: Romans 8:3, Galatians 3:21

But sin: Romans 7:8-1 Kings :, Romans 5:20, James 1:13-Ezra :

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:3 - The Lord Jeremiah 42:6 - it be good Hosea 10:15 - your great wickedness Micah 2:7 - do not Romans 3:4 - God forbid Romans 7:7 - is the law Romans 7:11 - sin 1 Corinthians 6:15 - God 1 Timothy 1:8 - the law James 1:14 - when James 4:11 - speaketh evil of the law James 4:17 - General

Verse 14

the law: Leviticus 19:18, Deuteronomy 6:5, Psalms 51:6, Matthew 5:22, Matthew 5:28, Matthew 22:37-:, Hebrews 4:12

but: Romans 7:18, Romans 7:22, Romans 7:23, Job 42:6, Psalms 119:25, Proverbs 30:2, Proverbs 30:5, Isaiah 6:5, Isaiah 64:5, Isaiah 64:6, Luke 5:8, Luke 7:6, Luke 18:11-2 Chronicles :, Ephesians 3:8

carnal: Matthew 16:23, 1 Corinthians 3:1-Leviticus :

sold: Romans 7:24, Genesis 37:27, Genesis 37:36, Genesis 40:15, Exodus 21:2-Joshua :, Exodus 22:3, 1 Kings 21:20, 1 Kings 21:25, 2 Kings 17:17, Isaiah 50:1, Isaiah 52:3, Amos 2:6, Matthew 18:25

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:12 - cover all Leviticus 13:16 - General Numbers 4:23 - to perform the service Joshua 15:63 - General Judges 3:8 - he sold Psalms 119:96 - but thy Psalms 119:128 - I esteem Psalms 119:172 - for all thy Jeremiah 34:14 - been sold John 8:34 - Whosoever Romans 7:12 - the law Romans 7:16 - I consent Romans 12:2 - good 1 Corinthians 6:12 - but I Galatians 2:19 - through

Verse 15

For that: Romans 14:22, Luke 11:48

allow: or, know, Psalms 1:6, Nahum 1:7, 2 Timothy 2:19

what: Romans 7:16, Romans 7:19, Romans 7:20, 1 Kings 8:46, Psalms 19:12, Psalms 65:3, Psalms 119:1-Joshua :, Psalms 119:32, Psalms 119:40, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Galatians 5:17, Philippians 3:12-2 Chronicles :, James 3:2, 1 John 1:7, 1 John 1:8

what I hate: Romans 12:9, Psalms 36:4, Psalms 97:10, Psalms 101:3, Psalms 119:104, Psalms 119:113, Psalms 119:128, Psalms 119:163, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 13:5, Amos 5:15, Hebrews 1:9, Jude 1:23

Reciprocal: Romans 7:18 - for to will Romans 7:25 - So then

Verse 16

I consent: Romans 7:12, Romans 7:14, Romans 7:22, Psalms 119:127, Psalms 119:128

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 9:13 - gavest Job 33:27 - right Psalms 119:47 - which Psalms 119:140 - pure Amos 5:15 - Hate Micah 6:8 - what is Romans 7:15 - what Philippians 1:10 - ye 1 Timothy 1:8 - the law

Verse 17

it is no more: Romans 7:20, Romans 4:7, Romans 4:8, 2 Corinthians 8:12, Philippians 3:8, Philippians 3:9

sin: Romans 7:18, Romans 7:20, Romans 7:23, James 4:5, James 4:6

Reciprocal: Romans 7:8 - sin Romans 8:1 - no

Verse 18

that in me: Genesis 6:5, Genesis 8:21, Job 14:4, Job 15:14-Nehemiah :, Job 25:4, Psalms 51:5, Isaiah 64:6, Matthew 15:19, Mark 7:21-Isaiah :, Luke 11:13, Ephesians 2:1-Deuteronomy :, Titus 3:3, 1 Peter 4:2

in my: Romans 7:5, Romans 7:25, Romans 8:3-1 Chronicles :, Romans 13:14, John 3:6, Galatians 5:19-Ecclesiastes :, Galatians 5:24

for to will: Romans 7:15, Romans 7:19, Romans 7:25, Psalms 119:5, Psalms 119:32, Psalms 119:40, Psalms 119:115- :, Psalms 119:173, Psalms 119:176, Galatians 5:17, Philippians 2:13, Philippians 3:12

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 19:3 - good things Nehemiah 8:12 - because Matthew 13:8 - good Matthew 26:41 - the spirit Matthew 26:75 - And he Mark 14:38 - The spirit Luke 8:15 - in an Acts 15:39 - the contention Romans 7:14 - but Romans 7:17 - sin Ephesians 2:3 - by 1 Timothy 1:8 - the law

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Romans 7:15 - what Romans 7:18 - for to will Philippians 3:12 - I had 1 Peter 3:11 - do

Verse 20

it is no: Romans 7:17

Reciprocal: John 13:10 - needeth Romans 7:15 - what Romans 8:1 - no

Verse 21

a law: Romans 7:23, Romans 6:12, Romans 6:14, Romans 8:2, Psalms 19:13, Psalms 119:133, John 8:34, Ephesians 6:11-1 Chronicles :, 2 Peter 2:19

evil: 2 Chronicles 30:18, 2 Chronicles 30:19, Psalms 19:12, Psalms 40:12, Psalms 65:3, Psalms 119:37, Isaiah 6:5-Judges :, Zechariah 3:1-Numbers :, Luke 4:1, Hebrews 2:17, Hebrews 4:15

Reciprocal: Romans 3:27 - but by Romans 7:9 - sin Galatians 5:17 - the flesh James 3:2 - in 1 Peter 3:11 - do

Verse 22

I delight: Romans 8:7, Job 23:12, Psalms 1:2, Psalms 19:8-2 Samuel :, Psalms 40:8, Psalms 119:16, Psalms 119:24, Psalms 119:35, Psalms 119:47, Psalms 119:48, Psalms 119:72, Psalms 119:92, Psalms 119:97- :, Psalms 119:111, Psalms 119:113, Psalms 119:127, Psalms 119:167, Psalms 119:174, Isaiah 51:7, John 4:34, Hebrews 8:10

inward: Romans 2:29, 2 Corinthians 4:16, Ephesians 3:16, Colossians 3:9, 1 Peter 3:4

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:39 - if the bright Job 22:26 - shalt thou Job 33:27 - right Psalms 51:6 - inward Psalms 62:4 - inwardly Psalms 68:30 - delight Psalms 112:1 - delighteth Psalms 119:5 - General Psalms 119:25 - soul Psalms 119:70 - but I Psalms 119:128 - I esteem Psalms 119:140 - pure Proverbs 21:15 - joy Song of Solomon 5:3 - have put Jeremiah 6:10 - delight Jeremiah 31:33 - I will Amos 5:15 - Hate Matthew 11:28 - all Romans 3:31 - yea Romans 7:14 - but Romans 7:16 - I consent Romans 12:2 - good 1 Corinthians 9:21 - not 2 Corinthians 3:7 - was Galatians 2:19 - through Philippians 1:10 - ye 1 Timothy 1:8 - the law James 1:25 - the perfect 1 John 5:3 - and

Verse 23

another: Romans 7:5, Romans 7:21, Romans 7:25, Romans 8:2, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Galatians 5:17, 1 Timothy 6:11, 1 Timothy 6:12, Hebrews 12:4, James 3:2, James 4:1, 1 Peter 2:11

members: Romans 6:13, Romans 6:19

and: Romans 7:14, Psalms 142:7, 2 Timothy 2:25, 2 Timothy 2:26

Reciprocal: Psalms 65:3 - prevail Psalms 73:2 - feet Psalms 119:133 - let not Song of Solomon 5:3 - have put Song of Solomon 6:13 - two armies Isaiah 61:1 - to proclaim Micah 7:19 - subdue Romans 3:27 - but by Romans 6:12 - Let not Romans 7:17 - sin 2 Corinthians 10:5 - bringing Galatians 2:19 - through Colossians 3:5 - members James 1:25 - the perfect

Verse 24

wretched: Romans 8:26, 1 Kings 8:38, Psalms 6:6, Psalms 32:3, Psalms 32:4, Psalms 38:2, Psalms 38:8-2 Samuel :, Psalms 77:3-1 Samuel :, Psalms 119:20, Psalms 119:81-2 Esdras :, Psalms 119:131, Psalms 119:143, Psalms 119:176, Psalms 130:1-Leviticus :, Ezekiel 9:4, Matthew 5:4, Matthew 5:6, 2 Corinthians 12:7-1 Samuel :, Revelation 21:4

who: Deuteronomy 22:26, Deuteronomy 22:27, Psalms 71:11, Psalms 72:12, Psalms 91:14, Psalms 91:15, Psalms 102:20, Micah 7:19, Zechariah 9:11, Zechariah 9:12, Luke 4:18, 2 Corinthians 1:8-2 Samuel :, 2 Timothy 4:18, Titus 2:14, Hebrews 2:15

the body of this: or, this body of, Romans 6:6, Romans 8:13, Psalms 88:5, Colossians 2:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 73:2 - feet Psalms 97:10 - hate Psalms 119:40 - I have Psalms 119:133 - let not Isaiah 64:6 - are all Jeremiah 34:14 - been sold Romans 6:12 - Let not Romans 7:14 - sold Romans 8:23 - even we Romans 14:22 - Happy 2 Corinthians 5:2 - we Galatians 3:24 - the law Revelation 3:17 - wretched

Verse 25

thank God: Romans 6:14, Romans 6:17, Psalms 107:15, Psalms 107:16, Psalms 116:16, Psalms 116:17, Isaiah 12:1, Isaiah 49:9, Isaiah 49:13, Matthew 1:21, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 2 Corinthians 9:15, 2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Ephesians 5:20, Philippians 3:3, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 3:17, 1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9

So then: Romans 7:15-Jeremiah :, Galatians 5:17-Jeremiah :

Reciprocal: John 3:6 - born of the flesh John 8:34 - Whosoever Romans 3:27 - but by Romans 3:31 - yea Romans 6:6 - that henceforth Romans 6:22 - become Romans 7:18 - in my Romans 7:23 - another Romans 8:2 - from 1 Corinthians 9:21 - not Galatians 3:24 - the law Galatians 5:19 - the works

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Romans 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/romans-7.html.