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Romans 7:12 - The Law is Holy Bookmark

The commandment - That is, every branch of the law. Is holy, and just, and good - It springs from, and partakes of, the holy nature of God; it is every way just and right in itself; it is designed wholly for the good of man. (John Wesley)

There is no way of coming to that knowledge of sin, which is necessary to repentance, and therefore to peace and pardon, but by trying our hearts and lives by the law. (Matthew Henry)

As that which is straight discovers that which is crooked, as the looking-glass shows us our natural face with all its spots and deformities, so there is no way of coming to that knowledge of sin which is necessary to repentance, and consequently to peace and pardon, but by comparing our hearts and lives with the law. (Matthew Henry)

So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. (NASB)

Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. (KJV)

 But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good. (NLT)

So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. (NET)

How could it be otherwise?  That which is writ by the very hand of God is holy!  Yet the contrast is that the law exists to reveal and expose the inclinations of a fallen heart.  The fault lies within us for we are the abusers of its excellent truth.  Paul here shares intimately in his letter the true struggle of every human with good and evil.  The law is spiritual and I am carnal.

The commandment - That is, every branch of the law. Is holy, and just, and good - It springs from, and partakes of, the holy nature of God; it is every way just and right in itself; it is designed wholly for the good of man. (John Wesley)

There is no way of coming to that knowledge of sin, which is necessary to repentance, and therefore to peace and pardon, but by trying our hearts and lives by the law. (Matthew Henry)

As that which is straight discovers that which is crooked, as the looking-glass shows us our natural face with all its spots and deformities, so there is no way of coming to that knowledge of sin which is necessary to repentance, and consequently to peace and pardon, but by comparing our hearts and lives with the law. (Matthew Henry)

So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. (NASB)

Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. (KJV)

 But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good. (NLT)

So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good. (NET)

How could it be otherwise?  That which is writ by the very hand of God is holy!  Yet the contrast is that the law exists to reveal and expose the inclinations of a fallen heart.  The fault lies within us for we are the abusers of its excellent truth.  Paul here shares intimately in his letter the true struggle of every human with good and evil.  The law is spiritual and I am carnal.



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