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Romans 7:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, [even] to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit to God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So that, my brethren, *ye* also have been made dead to the law by the body of the Christ, to be to another, who has been raised up from among [the] dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So, then, my brethren, ye also, were made dead unto the law through the body of the Christ, to the end ye might become another's—his who from among the dead was raised, in order that we might bring forth fruit unto God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— So that, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the body of the Christ, for your becoming another's, who out of the dead was raised up, that we might bear fruit to God;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore, 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore my brethren, yee also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ, that ye should be married to another, euen to him who is raised from the dead, that wee should bring forth fruit vnto God,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And now, my brethren, you also are dead to the law, through the body of the Meshiha, that you should be married to another, (namely, to) him who rose from the dead, that you may render fruit unto Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And now, my brethren, ye also have become dead to the law, by the body of Messiah; that ye might be joined to another, [even] to him who arose from the dead; and might yield fruits unto God.

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).
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
brethren, 80
{0080} Prime
ἀδελφός
adelphos
{ad-el-fos'}
From G0001 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς [[delphus]] (the womb); a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H0001]).
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
ὑμεῖς
humeis
{hoo-mice'}
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
also 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.
are become dead 2289
{2289} Prime
θανατόω
thanatoo
{than-at-o'-o}
From G2288; to kill (literally or figuratively).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
to 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).
by 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
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).
body 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
of Christ; 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
that y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
ye 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
should be married 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5635
<5635> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 42
to another, 2087
{2087} Prime
ἕτερος
heteros
{het'-er-os}
Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different.
[even] to him who is raised 1453
{1453} Prime
ἐγείρω
egeiro
{eg-i'-ro}
Probably akin to the base of G0058 (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), that is, rouse (literally from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence).
z5685
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
from 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
the dead, 3498
{3498} Prime
νεκρός
nekros
{nek-ros'}
From an apparently primary word νέκυς [[nekus]] (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun).
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
we should bring forth fruit 2592
{2592} Prime
καρποφορέω
karpophoreo
{kar-pof-or-eh'-o}
From G2593; to be fertile (literally or figuratively).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
unto God. 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 7:4

_ _ Wherefore ... ye also are become dead — rather, “were slain.”

_ _ to the law by the body of Christ — through His slain body. The apostle here departs from his usual word “died,” using the more expressive phrase “were slain,” to make it clear that he meant their being “crucified with Christ” (as expressed in Romans 6:3-6, and Galatians 2:20).

_ _ that ye should be married to another, even to him that is — “was.”

_ _ raised from the dead — to the intent.

_ _ that we should bring forth fruit unto God — It has been thought that the apostle should here have said that “the law died to us,” not “we to the law,” but that purposely inverted the figure, to avoid the harshness to Jewish ears of the death of the law [Chrysostom, Calvin, Hodge, Philippi, etc.]. But this is to mistake the apostle’s design in employing this figure, which was merely to illustrate the general principle that “death dissolves legal obligation.” It was essential to his argument that we, not the law, should be the dying party, since it is we that are “crucified with Christ,” and not the law. This death dissolves our marriage obligation to the law, leaving us at liberty to contract a new relation — to be joined to the Risen One, in order to spiritual fruitfulness, to the glory of God [Beza, Olshausen, Meyer, Alford, etc.]. The confusion, then, is in the expositors, not the text; and it has arisen from not observing that, like Jesus Himself, believers are here viewed as having a double life — the old sin-condemned life, which they lay down with Christ, and the new life of acceptance and holiness to which they rise with their Surety and Head; and all the issues of this new life, in Christian obedience, are regarded as the “fruit” of this blessed union to the Risen One. How such holy fruitfulness was impossible before our union to Christ, is next declared.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 7:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 7:4

Thus ye also — Are now as free from the Mosaic law as an husband is, when his wife is dead. By the body of Christ — Offered up; that is, by the merits of his death, that law expiring with him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 7:4

(2) Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the (b) body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth (c) fruit unto (d) God.

(2) An application of the similitude of marriage. "So", he says, "it is the same with us: for now we are joined to the Spirit, as it were to the second husband, by whom we must bring forth new children: we are dead with regard to the first husband, but with regard to the latter, we are as it were raised from the dead."

(b) That is, in the body of Christ, to show us how intimate and near the fellowship is between Christ and his members.

(c) He calls the children, which the wife has by her husband, fruit.

(d) Which are acceptable to God.

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ye also:

Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Galatians 2:19-20 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. ... I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;
Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Colossians 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

the body:

Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

that ye:

Psalms 45:10-15 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; ... With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the LORD of hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Isaiah 62:5 For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Hosea 2:19-20 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. ... I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.
John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.
Ephesians 5:23-27 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. ... That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

that we:

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Psalms 45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ... Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
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THE FOUNDATION OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

John 1;1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

BECOMING DEAD TO THE LAW THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD.




Romans 7;4 Become dead (put to death) to the law, going (through, dia- channel of an act) the body of CHRIST (His suffering and death) upon His Cross at Calvary, that you should be married to him who is raised out from the dead that we may bring fruit unto GOD.

Because well meaning Christians struggle and become frustrated (letting Satan, The Accuser snatch away) their Victory in CHRIST. Why? (They do not become dead Spiritually to The Law, trying to live the Law of The Letter - Mosaical Law), THE LAW HAS BEEN FULFILLED BY CHRIST FOR YOUR BENEFIT.

Ga 5:4 You are alienated from Christ, (you who desire to be justified by the law). You have fallen away from grace.

When GOD created man, His purpose of Law was to Protect Adam and Eve's welfare. Because Adam and Eve broke GOD's Law (being tempted of Satan), DO NOT EAT of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:16,17), their PRISTINE RELATIONSHIP changed with their Loving Creator and Death was their result. Death means (SEPARATION FROM). So when GOD said in the day that you disobey me and eat of The Forbidden Tree YOU SHALL SURELY DIE, they became SEPARATED FROM Their Pristine Relationship (Death was The Result). All of their progeny Inherited Their Sin Nature (the tendency to break GOD's Law), therefore Death, its ultimate end is in physical death.

1John 3:4
Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Because man is a helpless sinner, (if he breaks The Law in just one point) he is guilty of breaking the whole chain of The Mosaical Law.

Because of Who THE SON OF GOD IS (PERFECT, THE VERY IMAGE OF GOD THE FATHER, Hebrews 1:3), HE CAME TO FULFIL THE LAW. Joh 10:10 I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Matthew 5:17
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Because He fulfilled The Law (for only HE could do so) for HIS WORK UPON HIS CROSS (SHEDDING HIS BLOOD IN TOTAL PAYMENT FOR OUR PERSONAL SIN DEBT), we have TOTAL VICTORY IN CHRIST's WORK ON HIS CROSS. Satan can no longer Accuse the Sinner before THE FATHER for The Sinners (SIN DEBT IS PAID IN TOTAL) THROUGH (dia) HIS SON'S HOLY SACRIFICE UPON HIS CROSS AT CALVARYS HILL. (Roman 7:4 we are dead to the law THROUGH (dia) THE BODY OF CHRIST).

Hebrews 9:22
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

HE HAS BECOME OUR EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:6 ).

Romans 10:4
For CHRIST is the end of the law into righteousness to every one that believeth.

IF YOU BELIEVE THIS, THEN HE IS YOUR SAVIOUR BECAUSE HE IS THE END OF THE LAW INTO RIGHTEOUSNESS. (REST) IN THAT FACT. THE LAW HAS BEEN FULFILLED FOR YOU.

THE SPIRITUAL REST IN CHRIST

Joh 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Ro 8:2
For (The Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus) hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Hebrews 4:10
For he that is entered into HIS REST, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Hebrews 4:11
Let us labour therefore to enter into (that Rest), lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

- Chuck (4/16/2016 11:07:53 AM)
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