7:5 For when we were in the flesh, 1 the sinful desires, 2 aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body 3 to bear fruit for death.
7:25 Thanks be 4 to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, 5 I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but 6 with my flesh I serve 7 the law of sin.
1 tn That is, before we were in Christ.
2 tn Or “sinful passions.”
3 tn Grk “our members”; the words “of our body” have been supplied to clarify the meaning.
4 tc ‡ Most
5 tn There is a double connective here that cannot be easily preserved in English: “consequently therefore,” emphasizing the conclusion of what he has been arguing.
6 tn Greek emphasizes the contrast between these two clauses more than can be easily expressed in English.
7 tn The words “I serve” have been repeated here for clarity.