From Feast upon the Word (http://feastupontheword.org). Copyright, Feast upon the Word.
I will focus here on Rom 7:15, for the purpose of comparing and contrasting KJV and JST versions.
- Baptism as death and resurrection (v. 4)
- Be dead to sin (vv. 6-12)
- Yield to God instead of sin (vv. 13-20)
- Wages/fruits of serving God are eternal life, instead of death like serving sin yields (vv. 21-23)
- Law hath dominion over us until our death in Christ, like husband over woman (vv. 1-4)
- Through newness of spirit we are delivered from deadness of law (vv. 5-6)
- How is law not sin? (vv. 7-14)
- The law slays me b/c of sin (vv. 7-11)
- I am carnal and therefore slain, not b/c law equals death or sin (vv. 12-14)
Verses 15-25 (KJV)
- I am powerless to sin (vv. 15-21)
- I obey law, but desire othewise (vv. 15-16)
- I don't obey law, but wish I did (vv. 15-16)
- Mind serves law of God but flesh serves law of sin (vv. 22-25)
What I don't understand
- Verse 17: "it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me"
- Verse 21: "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me".
Verses 15-27 (JST)
- We are free of law's condemnation by the Spirit of Christ in us (vv. 1-14)
- we walk in Spirit not flesh, so problem in vv. 22-25 (KJV) goes away (vv. 1-4)
- carnal mind implies death, but spirit implies life (vv. 5-6)
- carnal mind cannot please God (vv. 7-8)
- spirit makes body dead, but body is quickened by Spirit of Christ (vv. 9-11)
- Spirit subdues (slays) deeds of body and we become sons of God (vv. 12-14)
- JST discussion at T&S