Rom. 7:14 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
we know
eido (Greek #1492)
used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
KJV usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: i'-do
Origin: a primary verb
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
the law
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
nomos (Greek #3551)
law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle)
KJV usage: law.
Pronounce: nom'-os
Origin: from a primary νέμω (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals)
esti (Greek #2076)
he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
KJV usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.
Pronounce: es-tee'
Origin: third person singular present indicative of 1510
pneumatikos (Greek #4152)
non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious
KJV usage: spiritual. Compare 5591.
Pronounce: pnyoo-mat-ik-os'
Origin: from 4151
: but
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
ego (Greek #1473)
a primary pronoun of the first person I (only expressed when emphatic)
KJV usage: I, me. For the other cases and the plural see 1691, 1698, 1700, 2248, 2249, 2254, 2257, etc.
Pronounce: eg-o'
eimi (Greek #1510)
a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic)
KJV usage: am, have been, X it is I, was. See also 1488, 1498, 1511, 1527, 2258, 2071, 2070, 2075, 2076, 2771, 2468, 5600.
Pronounce: i-mee'
Origin: the first person singular present indicative
sarkikos (Greek #4559)
pertaining to flesh, i.e. (by extension) bodily, temporal, or (by implication) animal, unregenerate
KJV usage: carnal, fleshly.
Pronounce: sar-kee-kos'
Origin: from 4561
, sold
piprasko (Greek #4097)
(which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses) contracted from περάω (to traverse; from the base of 4008); to traffic (by travelling), i.e. dispose of as merchandise or into slavery (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: sell.
Pronounce: pip-ras'-ko
Origin: πράω (prah'-o)
r under
hupo (Greek #5259)
under, i.e. (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at))
KJV usage: among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In the comparative, it retains the same general applications, especially of inferior position or condition, and specially, covertly or moderately.
Pronounce: hoop-o'
Origin: a primary preposition
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
hamartia (Greek #266)
a sin (properly abstract)
KJV usage: offence, sin(-ful).
Pronounce: ham-ar-tee'-ah
Origin: from 264

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Ministry on This Verse

the law.
Lev. 19:18• 18Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah. (Lev. 19:18)
Deut. 6:5• 5and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength. (Deut. 6:5)
Psa. 51:6• 6Behold, thou wilt have truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom. (Psa. 51:6)
Matt. 5:22,28• 22But *I* say unto you, that every one that is lightly angry with his brother shall be subject to the judgment; but whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be subject to be called before the sanhedrim; but whosoever shall say, Fool, shall be subject to the penalty of the hell of fire.
28But *I* say unto you, that every one who looks upon a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
(Matt. 5:22,28)
Matt. 22:37‑40• 37And he said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy understanding.
38This is the great and first commandment.
39And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang.
(Matt. 22:37‑40)
Heb. 4:12• 12For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Heb. 4:12)
Rom. 7:18,22‑23• 18For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right I find not.
22For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man:
23but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which exists in my members.
(Rom. 7:18,22‑23)
Job 42:6• 6Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:6)
Psa. 119:25• 25DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken me according to thy word. (Psa. 119:25)
Prov. 30:2,5• 2Truly *I* am more stupid than any one; and I have not a man's intelligence.
5Every word of +God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
(Prov. 30:2,5)
Isa. 6:5• 5And I said, Woe unto me! for I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts. (Isa. 6:5)
Isa. 64:5‑6• 5Thou meetest him that rejoiceth to do righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: (behold, thou wast wroth, and we have sinned:) in those is perpetuity, and we shall be saved.
6And we are all become as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away;
(Isa. 64:5‑6)
Luke 5:8• 8But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord. (Luke 5:8)
Luke 7:6• 6And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof. (Luke 7:6)
Luke 18:11‑14• 11The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.
12I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.
13And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner.
14I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than that other. For every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
(Luke 18:11‑14)
Eph. 3:8• 8To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ, (Eph. 3:8)
Rom. 7:24• 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of this body of death? (Rom. 7:24)
Gen. 37:27,36• 27Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites; but let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren hearkened to him.
36And the Midianites sold him into Egypt, to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard.
(Gen. 37:27,36)
Gen. 40:15• 15for indeed I was stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. (Gen. 40:15)
Ex. 21:2‑6• 2If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
3If he came in alone, he shall go out alone: if he had a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.
4If his master have given him a wife, and she have borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone.
5But if the bondman shall say distinctly, I love my master, my wife, and my children, I will not go free;
6then his master shall bring him before the judges, and shall bring him to the door, or to the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall be his bondman for ever.
(Ex. 21:2‑6)
Ex. 22:3• 3If the sun be risen on him, there shall be blood-guiltiness for him; he should have made full restitution: if he had nothing, he would have been sold for his theft. (Ex. 22:3)
1 Kings 21:20,25• 20And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, mine enemy? And he said, I have found thee; because thou hast sold thyself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah.
25(Surely there was none like to Ahab, who did sell himself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah, Jezebel his wife urging him on.
(1 Kings 21:20,25)
2 Kings 17:17• 17and they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger. (2 Kings 17:17)
Isa. 50:1• 1Thus saith Jehovah: Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, through your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away. (Isa. 50:1)
Isa. 52:3• 3For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money. (Isa. 52:3)
Amos 2:6• 6Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; (Amos 2:6)
Matt. 18:25• 25But he not having anything to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and everything that he had, and that payment should be made. (Matt. 18:25)
 The subject treated of is not the fact of the conflict between the two natures, but the effect of the law, supposing the will to be renewed, and the law to have obtained the suffrage of the conscience and to be the object of the heart’s affections-a heart which recognizes the spirituality of the law. (Romans 7 by J.N. Darby)
 Here the person spoken of is under the law: everything is in connection with the law. The law is spiritual; we consent to the law, we delight in the law. Neither Christ nor the Spirit is mentioned until the question of deliverance comes in. (Romans 7 by J.N. Darby)
 It is the personal experience of what the flesh is under law, when the man is quickened, and not the state of a Christian as such before God. (Romans 7 by J.N. Darby)
 All this part of the epistle is more complicated than what precedes chapter 5:12, because our own experience is in conflict with what faith teaches us to say. (Romans 7 by J.N. Darby)
 The sense of unanswered responsibility, and the absence of peace, cause the soul necessarily to turn in upon itself. It is taken up entirely with self, which is spoken of nearly forty times from verse 14. It is well to be so, rather than to be insensible. It is not peace. (Romans 7 by J.N. Darby)
 {v.14-19} The actual picture portrayed in these verses is that of a person (as to his conscience) being under the Law, and struggling in the flesh to keep the Law's demands-but continually failing. Instead of finding deliverance by fighting the flesh, the more he struggles, the more it brings him into captivity. (A Parenthesis by B. Anstey)
 He rightly justifies the Law, stating that it is "spiritual" (vs. 14); the problem, he rightly concludes, is with himself-he is "carnal" and "sold (as a slave) under sin (his master)." (A Parenthesis by B. Anstey)
 Romans 7 describes a conflict between the two natures in a child of God struggling against each other. This is because he doesn't have the indwelling of the Spirit. Whereas in Galatians 5:16-17, the person is seen as having the Spirit, and the struggle is between the flesh and the Spirit. This conflict results from a believer not walking in the Spirit, because he is in a poor state of soul. (A Parenthesis by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

For we knowm that the law is spiritual: but *I*n am fleshlyo, sold under sin.

JND Translation Notes

Oida. as ch. 6.16.
I have put "I" in italic when the personal pronoun ego is emphatically introduced in Greek and the emphasis is not otherwise apparent.
\@Sarkinos. see Note, 1 Cor. 3.1.

W. Kelly Translation

For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin1.

WK Translation Notes

carnal: The best authorities (א, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, etc.,) read σάρκινος, not σαρκικὸς as in the received text. The difference is that the former is a confession of being mere flesh physically. So it is in 2 Cor. 3:3; Heb. 7:16, and probably in 1 Cor. 3:1 (but not in verses 3, 4, where the other form is clearly right). In Rom. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:11; 2 Cor. 1:12; 10,4; 1 Peter 2:11, it is σαρκικός, in most of which the physical idea of flesh would be out of place. In our text the difference is of some importance as corroborating the scope of the passage that the will was not engaged. Were this meant to be expressed, σαρκικὸς would be the more proper term. (Bible Treasury 7:326, Notes on Romans, p.105)
carnal: There seems no effort on the Revisers’ part to distinguish between σαρκινός (ver. 14) and σαρκικός as in 1 Corinthians 3:3; 9:12, though there is in 2 Corinthians 3:3. (Bible Treasury 13:351) [See note to 1 Cor. 3:1]