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For when we lived according to our human nature, the sinful desires stirred up by the Law were at work in our bodies, and all we did ended in death.
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For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death.
in the flesh.
Romans 8:8,9 And they who are in the flesh cannot please God. . . .
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Galatians 5:16,17,24 I say then: Walk in the spirit: and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. . . .
Ephesians 2:3,11 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest: . . .
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
Romans 1:26 For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.
Romans 3:20 Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Romans 4:15 For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression.
Romans 5:20 Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.
1 Corinthians 15:56 Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law.
2 Corinthians 3:6-9 Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth. . . .
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one that abideth, not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
James 2:9,10 But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, being reproved by the law as transgressors. . . .
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin committeth also iniquity. And sin is iniquity.
Romans 7:8-13 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. . . .
Matthew 15:19 For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, . . .
James 1:15 Then, when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death.
Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, fighting against the law of my mind and captivating me in the law of sin that is in my members.
Romans 6:13,19 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of justice unto God. . . .
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.
James 4:1 From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members?
Romans 6:21 What fruit therefore had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death.
ContextRelease from the Law
…4Therefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the law, by the body of Christ: that you may belong to another, who is risen again from the dead that we may bring forth fruit to God. 5For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death. 6But now we are loosed from the law of death wherein we were detained; so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.…
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of justice unto God.
What fruit therefore had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death.
What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet.
And they who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh, but the spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void:
2 Corinthians 10:3
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
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