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Romans 7:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So that the law indeed [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So that, the law, indeed, is holy, and the commandment, holy, and righteous and good.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— so that the law, indeed, [is] holy, and the command holy, and righteous, and good.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wherefore the law indeed is holy: and the commandment holy and just and good.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore the Law is holy, and the Commandement holy, and iust, and good.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— The law therefore is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Wherefore, the law is holy; and the commandment is holy, and righteous, and good.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore 5620
{5620} Prime
ὥστε
hoste
{hoce'-teh}
From G5613 and G5037; so too, that is, thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as shown).
y3303
[3303] Standard
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
law 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
[is] holy, 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
commandment 1785
{1785} Prime
ἐντολή
entole
{en-tol-ay'}
From G1781; injunction, that is, an authoritative prescription.
holy, 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
just, 1342
{1342} Prime
δίκαιος
dikaios
{dik'-ah-yos}
From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
good. 18
{0018} Prime
ἀγαθός
agathos
{ag-ath-os'}
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 7:12-13

_ _ Wherefore — “So that.”

_ _ the law is — “is indeed”

_ _ good, and the commandment — that one so often referred to, which forbids all lusting.

_ _ holy, and just, and good.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 7:7-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 7:12

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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 7:12

(6) Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the (t) commandment holy, and just, and good.

(6) The conclusion: that the law is holy in itself, and that all the fault is in us, the ones who abuse the law.

(t) Concerning the commandment, not to covet.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the law:

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Deuteronomy 4:8 And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Nehemiah 9:13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
Psalms 19:7-12 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. ... Who can understand [his] errors? cleanse thou me from secret [faults].
Psalms 119:38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who [is devoted] to thy fear.
Psalms 119:86 All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
Psalms 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
Psalms 119:137 TZADDI. Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, and upright [are] thy judgments.
Psalms 119:140 Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
Psalms 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness.
1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;

the commandment:

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
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Dt 4:8; 10:12. Ne 9:13. Ps 19:7; 119:38, 86, 127, 137, 140, 172. Ro 3:31; 7:7, 14; 12:2. 1Ti 1:8.

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