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Romans 7:1-25

Released From the Law, Bound to Christ

1Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? 2For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. 3So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man.

4So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. 5For when we were in the realm of the flesh,7:5 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit. the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. 6But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

The Law and Sin

7What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”7:7 Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21 8But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. 9Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. 11For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. 12So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

13Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.

14We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.7:18 Or my flesh For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature7:25 Or in the flesh a slave to the law of sin.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Aroma 7:1-25

Ngerekano ya Ũhiki

17:1 Atũm 1:16; 1Akor 1:10Atĩrĩrĩ, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ (nĩgũkorwo ndĩraaria na inyuĩ mũrĩ andũ arĩa mooĩ watho), kaĩ mũtooĩ atĩ watho wathaga mũndũ o rĩrĩa arĩ muoyo? 27:2 1Akor 7:39Nĩ ũndũ mũtũmia ũrĩ na mũthuuri aikaraga ohanĩtio na mũthuuriwe nĩ watho ihinda rĩrĩa rĩothe mũthuuriwe arĩ muoyo; no mũthuuriwe angĩkua-rĩ, mũtumia ũcio ti muohe nĩ watho ũcio wa ũhiki. 37:3 Luk 16:18Tondũ mũtumia ũcio angĩhikĩra mũndũ ũngĩ rĩrĩa mũthuuriwe arĩ muoyo, atuĩkaga mũtharia. No mũthuuriwe angĩkua, mũtumia ũcio ti muohe nĩ watho ũcio, na ndangĩtuĩka gĩtharia o na angĩhikio nĩ mũndũ ũngĩ.

47:4 Agal 2:19; Akol 1:22Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, o na inyuĩ nĩmwakuire ũhoro-inĩ wa watho nĩ ũndũ wa mwĩrĩ wa Kristũ, nĩguo mũtuĩke a mũndũ ũngĩ, o we ũrĩa wariũkirio akiuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ, nĩgeetha tũciaragĩre Ngai maciaro. 57:5 Arom 6:13; Agal 5:24Nĩgũkorwo hĩndĩ ĩrĩa twathagwo nĩ mwĩrĩ ũyũ wa mehia-rĩ, merirĩria ma mehia marĩa maarahũragwo nĩ watho nĩmarutaga wĩra thĩinĩ wa mĩĩrĩ iitũ, magaciaragĩra gĩkuũ maciaro. 67:6 Arom 2:29No rĩu, nĩtuohoretwo tũkoima watho-inĩ, tondũ nĩtũkuĩte ũhoro-inĩ ũrĩa watuohete nĩgeetha tũtungatage na mũtungatĩre mwerũ wa Roho, no ti mũtungatĩre ũrĩa mũkũrũ wa watho ũrĩa mwandĩke.

Kũgiana na Wĩhia

77:7 Arom 4:15; Thaam 20:17Rĩu rĩ, tũkiuge atĩa? Watho ũkĩrĩ wĩhia? Aca ti ũguo! Ti-itherũ tiga nĩ ũndũ wa watho ndingĩamenyire wĩhia nĩ kĩĩ. Nĩgũkorwo ndingĩamenyire ũhoro wa gũcumĩkĩra korwo watho ndwoigĩte, “Ndũkanacumĩkĩre kĩndũ kĩene.” 8No wĩhia, tondũ wa kuona kamweke karĩa kaaheanĩtwo nĩ rĩathani rĩu, ũgĩtũma ngĩe na merirĩria ma mĩthemba yothe thĩinĩ wakwa. Nĩgũkorwo hatarĩ watho, wĩhia nĩ mũkuũ. 9Kũrĩ hĩndĩ niĩ ndaarĩ muoyo itanamenya watho; no hĩndĩ ĩrĩa rĩathani rĩokire, wĩhia ũkĩgĩa muoyo na niĩ ngĩkua. 107:10 Alaw 18:5; Luk 10:26; Agal 3:12Ngĩmenya atĩ rĩathani o rĩu rĩarĩ rĩa gũtũma mũndũ atũũre muoyo-rĩ, norĩo rĩarehire gĩkuũ. 117:11 Kĩam 3:13Nĩgũkorwo rĩrĩa wĩhia wonire kamweke karĩa kaaheanĩtwo nĩ rĩathani rĩu-rĩ, nĩ kũũheenia waheenirie, na ũkĩnjũraga narĩo. 127:12 1Tim 1:8; Agal 3:21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, watho nĩ mũtheru, o na rĩathani no rĩtheru, na nĩ rĩa kĩhooto na nĩ rĩega.

137:13 Arom 6:23Kaĩ ũndũ ũcio mwega ũgĩcookete gũtuĩka gĩkuũ harĩ niĩ? Gũtikanatuĩke ũguo! No nĩgeetha wĩhia ũkũũrĩkane atĩ nĩ wĩhia, nĩwarehire gĩkuũ thĩinĩ wakwa na ũndũ wa kũhũthĩra ũndũ ũcio mwega, nĩguo wĩhia ũtuĩke wĩhia kũna.

147:14 2Ath 17:17Nĩtũũĩ atĩ watho uumanĩte na Roho; no niĩ ndĩ mũndũ ũrĩ na mwĩrĩ wendetio agatuĩka ngombo ya wĩhia. 157:15 Agal 5:17Ndimenyaga maũndũ marĩa njĩkaga. Nĩgũkorwo ũrĩa nyendaga gwĩka tiguo njĩkaga, no ũndũ ũrĩa thũire nĩguo njĩkaga. 167:16 Arom 7:12O na ingĩtuĩka njĩkaga ũrĩa itekwenda gwĩka-rĩ, nĩnjĩtĩkĩrĩte atĩ watho nĩ mwega. 177:17 Arom 7:20Tondũ ũcio nĩngũũranĩte atĩ ti niĩ mwene njĩkaga maũndũ macio, no nĩ wĩhia ũrĩa ũtũũraga thĩinĩ wakwa wĩkaga ũguo. 187:18 Arom 7:25; Agal 5:24Nĩnjũũĩ atĩ gũtirĩ ũndũ mwega ũtũũraga thĩinĩ wakwa, ũguo nĩ kuuga thĩinĩ wa mwĩrĩ ũyũ wakwa wĩhagia. Nĩgũkorwo nĩndĩriragĩria gwĩka wega, no hinya wa gwĩka ũguo nĩguo itarĩ. 197:19 Arom 7:15Nĩgũkorwo wega ũrĩa nyendaga gwĩka tiguo njĩkaga, no ũũru ũrĩa itendaga gwĩka nĩguo thiiaga na mbere gwĩka. 207:20 Arom 7:17Na rĩrĩ, ingĩkorwo nĩnjĩkaga ũrĩa itekwenda gwĩka-rĩ, ti niĩ mwene njĩkaga maũndũ macio, no nĩ wĩhia ũrĩa ũtũũraga thĩinĩ wakwa wĩkaga ũguo.

217:21 Arom 7:23Ũndũ ũyũ nĩũtũmaga nyone atĩ watho ũyũ nĩguo ũrutaga wĩra thĩinĩ wakwa: Rĩrĩa ngwenda gwĩka wega-rĩ, ũũru ũkoragwo o hamwe na niĩ. 227:22 Aef 3:16; Thab 1:2Nĩgũkorwo ngoro-inĩ yakwa thĩinĩ, nĩngenagĩra watho wa Ngai; 237:23 Agal 5:17no nĩnyonaga watho ũngĩ ũkĩruta wĩra thĩinĩ wa ciĩga cia mwĩrĩ wakwa, ũkarehaga mbaara, na ũkarũaga na watho wa meciiria makwa, na ũkandua mũndũ muohe nĩ watho wa wĩhia ũrĩa ũrutaga wĩra thĩinĩ wa ciĩga ciakwa. 247:24 Arom 6:6; 1Pet 2:11Kaĩ niĩ ndĩkĩrĩ mũndũ mũthĩĩnĩku-ĩ! Nũũ ũkũũhonokia harĩ mwĩrĩ ũyũ wa gĩkuũ? 25Nĩndacookeria Ngai ngaatho nĩ ũndũ wa Jesũ Kristũ Mwathani witũ!

Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, niĩ mwene thĩinĩ wa meciiria makwa ndĩ ngombo ya watho wa Ngai, no ha ũhoro wa mwĩrĩ ũyũ wa wĩhia, niĩ ndĩ ngombo ya watho wa wĩhia.