romans 7:8 commentary

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.. a. Is the law sin? 3:13; Eph. It is more difficult to realise that our thoughts can be *sinful. One illustration of what Paul had in mind here is the story of the temptation and Fall in Genesis 3. Is the law sin? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-7.html. Rom. Sin in the conscience is like a lion asleep in his den; it awakes not, stirs not, terrifies and accuses not, till the law of God rouses it; and then the sinner sees himself under the curse, and liable to perdition. Sin, or concupiscence, which is called sin, because it is from sin, and leads to sin, which was asleep before, was awakened by the prohibition; the law not being the cause thereof, nor properly giving occasion to it: but occasion being taken by our corrupt nature to resist the commandment laid upon us. This is done in two ways: (1) the perverseness of human nature is such that the mere prohibition of an act suggests the desire to do that which is prohibited; (2) the act, when done, is invested with the character of sin, which hitherto it did not possess. 1871-8. If the latter, then, is is to be supplied: ‘Without the law sin is dead." The law showed us what *sin is. [For more on brothers and sisters, see commentary on Romans 1:13. Dead—Dead to all visibility or phenomenal existence. But their corruption lies, as it were, dead in them, and they in that without touching the conscience, or laying the soul under sensible apprehensions of its sin and danger: Without the law sin is dead. Thus, we say that a tempting object of desire presented is the exciting cause of covetousness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-7.html. This is an undisputed fact: ‘Where there is no law there is no sin; and where is no knowledge of law there is no knowledge of sin. Observe here, A concession or grant made by the apostle, that although the law was not the formal cause of sin, yet sin was an accidental event of the law, through the depravity and corruption of our natures; lust or concupiscence in us being stirred up more strongly, and breaking forth more violently in us, by being prohibited and restrained by the law. (chart taken from Anders Nygren's Commentary on Romans, translated by Carl C. Rassmussen, p. 268) D. The Law with its decrees was a death sentence. Translator's Preface. This the apostle had fully shown in Romans 7:12, but it was owing to the strength of the natural passions and the sinfulness of the unrenewed heart; see Romans 7:7-11, where this influence is fully explained. 7 Or do you not know, brothers and sisters (for I am speaking to those who know the [] Law), that the [] Law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? It was not confined to one single desire, but extended to everything which the Law declared to be wrong.Concupiscence - Unlawful or irregular desire. And hence, no one understand the full force of their native propensities until some object is presented that calls them forth into decided action. Charles Schribner's Sons. if it do not enter into relation with the law, sin, the sinful principle in man, is dead, i.e. 4,) “We always endeavour to obtain what is forbidden, and desire what is denied.” (These passages are quoted from Tholuck.) ἐν ἐμοὶ πᾶσαν ἐπιθ.] Life in the Spirit contrasted with life in the flesh. Chapter 4. Romans: A Commentary (Hermeneia) Robert Jewett. iii. But for this, the effect here described would not have existed. The Argument (3:7-8a) b. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. διὰ τῆς ἐντολῆς] through the command, namely, the οὐκ ἐπιθυμ. 2012. How vastly different are the sentence of the word and the sentiment of the world, concerning the sufferings of this present time! 5 a Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, b we 1 have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. This is farther explained in the next verse. Each approach comes with its own difficulties. "The Bible Study New Testament". 8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law; i.e. Thus the apostle shows that the law had authority to prohibit, condemn, and destroy; but no power to pardon sin, root out enmity, or save the soul. Paul means, according to him, that the law manifested the various lusts already present. Such is certainly the experience of Christians. Amor. "Dead" here means dormant or inactive, but not completely impotent, as is clear from Romans 7:9 where this "dead" sin springs to life. "Ehe dem Menschen ein νόμος entweder von aussen gegeben wird, oder in ihm selbst sich entwickelt, so ist die Sündhaftigkeit zwar in ihm, als Anlage, aber sie ist todt, d. h. sie ist ihm noch nicht zum Bewusstseyn gekommen, weil noch kein Widerstreit zwischen seiner Sündhaftigkeit und einem Gebote in ihm entstehen konnte." The word used here means often to operate in a powerful and efficacious manner. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. The law forbidding all such desire so stirred his corruption that it worked in him "all manner of lusting" - desire of every sort after what was forbidden. An attempt to restrain it by force; to denounce it by laws and penalties; to cross the path of wickedness; only tends to irritate, and to excite into living energy, what otherwise would be dormant in the bosom. without having the law subsisting at the same time: for from the time Adam sinned and broke the law, the law was not re-enacted till it was given by Moses, as appears from chap. Click here to view. ROMANS CHAPTER SEVEN: SOLD UNDER SIN "I'm only human." He is calm often, and apparently tranquil. Finding occasion (απορμην λαβουσα — aphormēn labousa). But (proceeding with the development of sin by means of the law) sin (the sinful principle or propensity, but without any conscious personification on the part of the Apostle,—see some excellent remarks on personification in Tholuck) having found occasion ( ἀφορμή, as its derivation shews, means more than mere opportunity,—it indicates the furnishing the material and ground of attack, the wherewith and whence to attack. 1. Thus it is true that "through the commandment," as a secondary cause, all manner of violations are multiplied. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 7:8". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/romans-7.html. BibliographyHodge, Charles. 8. 32. Rep. 33). God’s *blessings for the *Jews 9:1-5. v1 I speak the truth in *Christ. By the commandment] Not commandments. Commentary on Romans 12:1-8 View Bible Text At first glance, Paul’s appeal to his audience to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice” for “your spiritual worship” might sound like he is demanding an esoteric or mystical kind of devotion. (f) Abkath Rochel, l. 1. par. £25.00. 7:8 Thus it was through the commandment that sin wrought all manner of coveting. Ephesians 2:15) takes ἐντολή as equivalent to νόμος. ... Charles Hodge, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans (Grand Rapids: Wm. The usual answer is, the commandment itself: "In lege est occasio," says Calvin. 5), and because Romans 7:11 ( διʼ αὐτῆς ἀπέκτ.) BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Sin was dead; i.e. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. Romans 2:24-26 Commentary. The righteousness … Thus, we say that lust burns, and ambition rages, and envy corrodes the mind, without meaning that lust, ambition, or envy are any independent physical subsistences, but meaning that the mind that is ambitious, or envious, is thus excited. 1870. Closely with ἀφ. In revivals of religion it often happens that people evince violence, and rage, and cursing, which they do not in a state of spiritual death in the church; and it is often a very certain indication that a man is under conviction for sin when he becomes particularly violent, and abusive, and outrageous in his opposition to God. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. They think themselves to be as good as can be reasonably required of them. In both verses the original word indicates our natural inclination to sin, and not voluntary sinful acts — not sins produced, which are the acts proceeding from lust, but our innate and vicious propensity to sin producing those acts. Besides, the phrase ἀφορμὴν λαμβάνειν ἐκ, or παρά, or ἀπό, is common, but with διά it never occurs: διά is not the appropriate preposition; whereas κατεργάζεσθαι διά is perfectly appropriate. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/romans-7.html. If ... signs along the road would say, No Speed Limit, the man"s only thought would be to press his machine forward. Resistance to its restraints increased his wickedness, and showed, beyond what he had before seen, his depravity of heart. ἁμαρτία non potest esse hoc loco peccatum ipsum," says Koppe, "sed ipsa potius prava et ad peccandum proclivis indoles, vitiosa hominis natura, vitiositas ipsa." The man"s will rebels, and his rebellion is aroused still further by threats: Speed Limit Strictly Enforced. The words “by the commandment” may either go with “taking occasion” or with “wrought in me.” The sense would, in either case, be very much the same, “taking advantage of the commandment,” or “wrought in me by the help of the commandment.” The first is the construction usually adopted, as in the Authorised version, but there seem to be reasons of some force for preferring the second. Thus sin, the sting of death, received force or advantage to destroy by the commandment, (Romans 7:8; Romans 7:11. ‘Dead’ is here used in a relative, not an absolute, sense. The connection requires us to under stand it only so far as it was excited by the Law. Chapter 15. That meant that he delighted in love, in … 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/romans-7.html. 4. "We can't keep God's commandments; in fact, they were given to show that we can't keep them." This is evidently in a comparative sense. "Commentary on Romans 7:8". By the law is the knowledge of sin, Romans 7:8. Whenever someone establishes a law prohibiting something, the natural tendency of people is to resist it. He is calm often, and apparently tranquil. κατεργ., decides the matter here,—but absolutely, as frequently, see Wetst.) "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". It is remarkable that S. Paul comes as near as possible to personifying the conception of sin, but does not actually use the idea of a personal author of evil: he here limits his account strictly to the analysis of actual experience; cf. By using the word "lust" only-in the wide sense of all 'irregular desire,' or every out-going of the heart toward anything forbidden-the sense will best be brought out thus: 'For I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not lust. It is as though it was dead. The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law; and those also of this Epistle, chap. ◄Romans 7:8 ► But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. To want other people’s possessions is a *sin. Romans 3:20, Romans 5:20. 1835. Erasmus (Thol.) The phrase “wrought in me coveting by the commandment” would thus be parallel to “working death in me by that which is good,” below. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Sin, taking occasion by the commandment -. It was “through” the command that sin did this; the command was the means through which sin seized the opportunity, thus, the opportunity was “afforded by” the command. August 23, 2020. Restraint by law rouses the mad passions; urges to greater deeds of depravity; makes the sinner stubborn, obstinate, and more desperate. Such is the depravedness of man’s nature, that the things which are forbidden are the more desired: the more the law would dam up the torrent of sinful lusts, the higher do they swell. 3,) “The human race, bold to endure all things, rushes through forbidden crime.” Thus, Ovid (Amor. Peace with God Through Faith. That is, the law, on the evidence of those sinful dispositions, and their corresponding practices, condemns the sinner to death: so that he is dead in law. Of all the letters of Paul, that to the Christians at Rome has long held pride of place. Grace in the soul is its new nature; the soul is alive to God, and has begun its holy happiness which shall endure for ever. 1897. A preacher might get at this very challenging text from one of two directions. The apostle saw in it the prohibition not only of desire after certain things there specified, but of 'desire after everything divinely forbidden;' in other words, all 'lusting' or 'irregular desire.' The Jew was then alive, because he was not under the law subjecting him to death for every transgression; but when the commandment came, with the penalty of death annexed, sin revived, and the Jew died. Dead to the Law. Far from us be such a thought." ἐστι, not ἦν (Beza, Reiche, Krummacher), just because the omission of the verb betokens a general proposition: for without the law, i.e. The Lacedaemonians agreed that Peloponnesus would be ἀφορμὴν ἱκανὴν a good base of operations (Thucydides, i., 90). What is the occasion meant by the apostle? i. For, in the other sense, there would have been no reason for inserting the subject between this clause and the participle which depended on it. aphorme. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/romans-7.html. Romans 7:8 "But sin (the real culprit), taking occasion (opportunity) by the commandment (the Tenth Commandment), wrought (produced, worked) in me all manner (every kind of) concupiscence (lust, strong and ardent desire, same word as LUST in v.7). Romans 1:32 Commentary. “For sin taking occasion through the commandment wrought out in me all antagonism; for without the law sin was dead.” N. B. BibliographySchaff, Philip. "Commentary on Romans 7:8". Vv. A Liberating Commentary on Romans 6, 7 and 8. by. "Commentary on Romans 7:8". Chapter 5. Sin was given its chance by the commandment which had the effect of awakening and stirring up evil desires. of Romans 7:7. For without the law sin was dead. 2. For without the law - Before it was given; or where it was not applied to the mind. In explaining his position in Romans 7:5; he shows: That the law reaches to all the branches and latent principles of sin, Romans 7:7. (5) the effect here noticed by the apostle is one that has been observed at all times, and by all classes of writers. Dr. Taylor contends that all commentators have mistaken the meaning of it, and that it should be rendered having received Force. It does not appear that it is by feeling the curse and condemnation of the law that sin takes occasion by the law to work in us all manner of concupiscence. See Doddridge, and Dunlop's Sermons, vol. As an accomplished artist paints shade in his pictures to heighten the effect of the light, so the apostle interjects in the latter part BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. He spurns its authority, yet his conscience tells him it is right; he attempts to throw it off, yet trembles at its power; and to show his independence, or his purpose to sin, he plunges into iniquity, and becomes a more dreadful and obstinate sinner. Thus, the origin, cause, occasion, or pretext of a thing; the means with which one begins. Wrought in me all manner of concupiscence] The more the law would dam up the torrent of sinful lusts, the higher did they swell. ‘That this may be and is misused by the principle of sin, in the way indicated, arises from the fact, that it comes forward merely with the outward command (thou shalt, thou shalt not), without giving the power of fulfilment’ (Meyer). Generally, resources, as means of war, capital in business. Romans 2:27-29 Commentary. It accordingly happens that many a man is more profane, blasphemous, and desperate when under conviction for sin than at other times. Dedication to Simon Grynaeus. The word used here means often to operate in a powerful and efficacious manner. But it gives no power over it, Romans 7:9-11. For God Will Judge People as Sinners (3:7-8) a. 8. The verses which follow initiate us more deeply still into the apostle"s moral experiences, when he was under the law. And the analogous application, which the general proposition admits of to the moral law of nature also, is indeed self-evident, but lies here aloof from the apostle’s sphere of thought. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/romans-7.html. See also Proverbs 9:17, "Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." This confirmation is drawn either from a fact of Paul's personal experience, or from an universally admitted truth. Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture Mark Sayers. Sin and the Commandment together—Sin, the evil principle in men, acting as the primary cause, and the Commandment as the secondary cause—led their unfortunate victim into all kinds of violation of the Law. The Jew was then alive, because he was not under the law subjecting him to death for his transgressions; but when the commandment came, with the penalty of death annexed, sin revived, and the Jew died. Since that time Satan and the sin nature ruled mankind. 7 Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law [] has dominion over a man as long as he lives? Broadman Press 1932,33. Thus, an object of ambition is the exciting cause of the principle of ambition. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1955). Romans 5:13-14. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. "We are still in the flesh." (Romans 7:22.) This expression, far from signifying that it did not exist, proves, on the contrary, its presence, but, virtually, like the germ of a disease still slumbering, which the least circumstance may cause to break out so as to bring the malady to the acute state. There is therefore now no condemnation: The simple declaration of no condemnation comes to those who are in Christ Jesus. And hence, no one understand the full force of their native propensities until some object is presented that calls them forth into decided action. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Lipsius, Rechtfertigungsl. 6:14; 7:4; Gal. For νόμος as imparting the sense of right and wrong cf. 1863-1878. In Romans 7, Paul describes the relationship between Christians and law of Moses and between the law and human sinfulness. See before. That this may be and is misused by the principle of sin, in the way indicated, arises from the fact, that it comes forward merely with the outward command (thou shalt, thou shalt not), without giving the power of fulfilment; comp. That meant that he delighted in love, in goodness, in mercy – that was his attitude of mind. Cf. The Mosaic Law became a curse! The occasion which called these forth in the mind of Paul was the Law crossing his path, and irritating and exciting the native strong inclinations of the mind. The restraint of law makes sin spring into life, because our human nature rebels against any restraint. S. Paul analyses his own experience as typical. For without the law sin. ISBN-13. The Letter to the Romans has fascinated and perplexed readers ever since antiquity, when the Church Fathers commented extensively on it. This is evidently to distort the meaning of the apostle"s words. "Commentary on Romans 7:8". Sin, taking occasion by the commandment; that is, it was not the law which is to be held accountable for the evil effects which result from its promulgation to the soul, but the sinfulness of the heart, taking occasion by the law,--the evil propensities being aroused by the opposition with which the prohibitions of the law confronted them. "for apart from the law sin is dead"-sin can"t accomplish anything without a law to transgress. His original commentary quickly became a standard reference on Paul’s longest and most important… "Commentary on Romans 7:8". 1874-1909. Here it means that the Law was the exciting cause of sin; or was what called the sinful principle of the heart into exercise. Taking occasion. The analogous construction of Romans 7:11 also leads us to make the clause: by the commandment, dependent on the principal verb wrought. Barclay, p99. 1887. August 27, 2017. Thus, the presentation of wealth, or of advantages possessed by others which we have not, may excite covetousness or envy. )All manner of - Greek, “All desire.” Every species of unlawful desire. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. Sin, taking occasion, &c.— Taking advantage. (4) this is particularly true in regard to a sinner. The law has power over a man as long as he lives, Romans 7:1. For without the law — that is, before its extensive demands and prohibitions come to operate upon our corrupt nature. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". Perhaps no where has he evinced more consummate knowledge of the human heart than here. dead — that is, the sinful principle of our nature lies so dormant, so torpid, that its virulence and power are unknown, and to our feeling it is as good as “dead.”. See commentary on Romans 4:24. But is it not more probable that Paul finds the occasion of which sin makes use, in those forbidden objects themselves, when they appear to the eye or imagination? "Commentary on Romans 7:8". God's word of command to Adam and Eve called their attention to the forbidden fruit. God forbid!--"I have said that when we were in the flesh the law stirred our inward corruption, and was thus the occasion of deadly fruit: Is then the law to blame for this? (7) The carnal mind is death—because it implies enmity with God, and enmity with God isdeath. 2 Through him we have also c obtained access by faith 2 into this grace d in which we stand, and e we 3 rejoice 4 in hope of the glory of God. The prohibition has for its effect to fix the object strongly on the imagination, and thereby to lend it a new charm. For apart from a knowledge of right and wrong sin has no power of action; there is no moral sense or moral judgment. of doing it. He brings an illustration that might have escaped most persons, but which goes directly to establish his position that the Law is insufficient to promote the salvation of man. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". 1. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Wrought in me all manner of concupiscence; it brought about in me all manner of desire, χωρὶς γὰρ νόμου ἁμαρτία νεκρά, τοῦ τὸ πρακτέον ὑποδεικνύντος καὶ τὸ οὐ πρακτέον ἀπαγορεύοντος, τοῦ παρανομεῖν παραίτιος, outward command (thou shalt, thou shalt not), But sin, taking occasion, through the commandment wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. The occasion which called these forth in the mind of Paul was the Law crossing his path, and irritating and exciting the native strong inclinations of the mind.By the commandment - By all law appointed to restrain and control the mind.Wrought in me - Produced or worked in me. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 8. ἀφορμὴν … λαβοῦσα, ‘having got a handle.’ ἀφορμὴ = a starting point, base of operations, opportunity. A part is taken for the whole. The word is the same which in Romans 7:7 is rendered "lust." But the thing to which we are here said to be excited is not this, but we are excited to does, things forbidden by the law. For examples of ἀφορμὴν λαμβ., to take occasion, see Wetstein and Kypke. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. For apart from the law, or, independently of law, sin is dead. Sin here is personified. The apostle here calls concupiscence by the name of sin; because it is the consequence and punishment of it, and drags us along to sin. Every desire is, in accordance with the quite general οὐκ ἐπιθυμήσεις, to be left without limitation. But let the Law of God be brought home to his conscience, and he becomes maddened and enraged. 1999. To the extent that he had light*, he delighted in the law of God in the inward man. 1. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | First: 2,000 sermons: SORT. BibliographyTrapp, John. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 2 Thus a married woman is bound by law to her living husband; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law in respect to her husband. Freedom from the Law. Without the intervention of the Law sin remains unexposed and seemingly ‘dead’. aphormēnproperly denotes any material, or preparation for accomplishing anything; then any opportunity, occasion, etc. Even without the law there is desire in man, but not yet in the ethical definite character of desire after the forbidden, as ἐπιθυμία is conceived of according to Romans 7:7; for as yet there is no prohibition, and consequently no moral antithesis existing to the desire in itself (“ignoti nulla cupido,” Ovid, A. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Their state is practically that of the struggle of Romans Seven, where neither Christ nor the Holy Spirit is mentioned, but only a quickened but undelivered soul in struggle under a sense of ‘duty,’ not a sense of full acceptance in Christ and sealing by the Holy Spirit.” (Newell) All humans stand condemned under the Law (cf. The νόμος is here, as throughout in this connection, the Mosaic law, which contains the ἐντολή (Romans 7:7; Romans 7:9; Romans 7:12). S. H. p. 145. In revivals of religion it often happens that people evince violence, and rage, and cursing, which they do not in a state of spiritual death in the church; and it is often a very certain indication that a man is under conviction for sin when he becomes particularly violent, and abusive, and outrageous in his opposition to God. 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