Bible: Romans 7:7-12
7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I 1 would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else 2 if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” 3 7:8 But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. 4 For apart from the law, sin is dead. 7:9 And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive 7:10 and I died. So 5 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death! 6 7:11 For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. 7 7:12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.