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Romans 7:11

    Romans 7:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I was tricked and put to death by sin, which took its chance through the law.

    Webster's Revision

    for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.

    World English Bible

    for sin, finding occasion through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 7:11

    Sin, taking occasion - Sin, deriving strength from the law, threatening death to the transgressor, (see Clarke's note on Romans 7:8), deceived me, drew me aside to disobedience, promising me gratification honor, independence, etc., as it promised to Eve; for to her history the apostle evidently alludes, and uses the very same expression, deceived me, εξηπατησε με· See the preceding note; and see the Septuagint, Genesis 3:13.

    And by it slew me - Subjected me to that death which the law denounced against transgressors; and rendered me miserable during the course of life itself. It is well known to scholars that the verb αποκτεινειν signifies not only to slay or kill, but also to make wretched. Every sinner is not only exposed to death because he has sinned, and must, sooner or later, die; but he is miserable in both body and mind by the influence and the effects of sin. He lives a dying life, or a living death.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 7:11

    For sin - This verse is a repetition, with a little variation of the sentiment in Romans 7:8.

    Deceived me - The word used here properly means to lead or seduce from the right way; and then to deceive, solicit to sin, cause to err from the way of virtue, Romans 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 11:3, "The serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty," 2 Thessalonians 2:3. The meaning here seems to be, that his corrupt and rebellious propensities, excited by the Law, led him astray; caused him more and more to sin; practiced a species of deception on him by urging him on headlong, and without deliberation, into aggravated transgression. In this sense, all sinners are deceived. Their passions urge them on, deluding them, and leading them further and further from happiness, and involving them, before they are aware, in crime and death. No being in the universe is more deladed than a sinner in the indulgence of evil passions. The description of Solomon in a particular case will apply to all, Proverbs 7:21-23.

    "With much fair speech she caused him to yield,

    With the flattering of her lips she forced him.

    He goeth after her straightway,

    As an ox goeth to the slaughter,

    Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

    Till a dart strike through his liver,

    As a bird hasteth to the snare."

    By it - By the Law, Romans 7:8.

    Slew me - Meaning the same as "I died," Romans 7:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 7:11

    7:11 Deceived me - While I expected life by the law, sin came upon me unawares and slew all my hopes.