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For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

7:5 motions. “Motions” is an Old English term for “impulses,” which is the meaning of the Greek text. Paul is saying that the law itself, by its very prohibitions, generates sinful impulses, which lead to breaking the law.

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