Romans 7

Know you not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the B28alaw (torah) how that the law (torah) hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

2 For the woman who hath a husband is bound by the law (torah) to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law (torah) of her husband.

3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law (torah); so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

4 Wherefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law (torah) by the body of the Messiah (haMashiach); that you should belong to another, to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).

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

6 But now we are delivered from the law (torah), that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7 What shall we say then? Is the law (torah) sin? God (Elohim) forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law (torah); for I had not known covetousness, except the Torah had said, ‘You shalt not covet.’ – Exo. 20:17, Deu. 5:21

8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law (torah) sin was dead.

9 For I was alive without the law (torah) once; but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

12 Wherefore the B28aTorah is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God (Elohim) forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

14 For we know that the Torah is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

15 For that which I do I allow not; for what I will, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then I do that which I will not, I consent unto the Torah that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing; for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I will I do not; but the evil which I will not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I will not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law (torah), that, when I will to do good, evil is present with me.

22 For I delight in the Law (Torah) of יהוה (YHWH) after the inward man;

23 But I see another law (torah) in my members, warring against the Law (Torah) of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law (torah) of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God (Elohim) through YHWH haMashiach our Lord (Adonai). So then with the mind I myself serve the Law (Torah) of יהוה (YHWH); but with the flesh the law (torah) of sin.