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Sin, taking occasion - Sin, deriving strength from the law, threatening death to the transgressor, deceived me, drew me aside to disobedience, promising me gratification honor, independence, etc., as it promised to Eve; for to her history the apostle evidently alludes, and uses the very same expression, deceived me, εξηπατησε με·.

And by it slew me - Subjected me to that death which the law denounced against transgressors; and rendered me miserable during the course of life itself.  It is well known to scholars that the verb αποκτεινειν signifies not only to slay or kill, but also to make wretched.  Every sinner is not only exposed to death because he has sinned, and must, sooner or later, die; but he is miserable in both body and mind by the influence and the effects of sin. He lives a dying life, or a living death. (Dr. Adam Clarke)

Deceived me - The word used here properly means to lead or seduce from the right way; and then to deceive, solicit to sin, cause to err from the way of virtue, Romans 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 11:3, “The serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety,” 2 Thessalonians 2:3. (Dr. Albert Barnes)

Romans 16:18  Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests.  By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people. (NLT)

1 Corinthians 3:18  Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world's standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 11:3  But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. (NLT)

The meaning here seems to be, that his corrupt and rebellious propensities, excited by the Law, led him astray; caused him more and more to sin; practiced a species of deception on him by urging him on headlong, and without deliberation, into aggravated transgression.  In this sense, all sinners are deceived.  Their passions urge them on, deluding them, and leading them further and further from happiness, and involving them, before they are aware, in crime and death.  No being in the universe is more deluded than a sinner in the indulgence of evil passions.  The description of Solomon in a particular case will apply to all, Proverbs 7:21-23. (Dr. Albert Barnes)

So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery.  He followed her at once, like an ox going to the slaughter. He was like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart.  He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life. (NLT)

for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. (NASB)

 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.  (KJV)

Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me. (NLT)

For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. (NET)

I am often reminded of the frailty of the human heart when I observe Philippians 4:7b "His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." (NLT)  Here is an expressed truth!  My heart and mind needs guarding and I am unable to do so!  Why because I am deceived by my own sin.  How will the enemy come and by what means will he attack?  He will come by stealth and subtlety using my own deception against me.  Here we begin to see the treacherous and hopeless path from which we were delivered by the amazing love of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!  The attack will always appeal to our appetite and make a way for the gratification of our lusts.  This of course leads us to death and worse, the misery of our own wretchedness.  Our rebellious inner being's true self with all the unbridled passions provoked by a holy law to demonstrate the truthfulness of its proclamation that I am a sinner.

Sin, taking occasion - Sin, deriving strength from the law, threatening death to the transgressor, deceived me, drew me aside to disobedience, promising me gratification honor, independence, etc., as it promised to Eve; for to her history the apostle evidently alludes, and uses the very same expression, deceived me, εξηπατησε με·.

And by it slew me - Subjected me to that death which the law denounced against transgressors; and rendered me miserable during the course of life itself.  It is well known to scholars that the verb αποκτεινειν signifies not only to slay or kill, but also to make wretched.  Every sinner is not only exposed to death because he has sinned, and must, sooner or later, die; but he is miserable in both body and mind by the influence and the effects of sin. He lives a dying life, or a living death. (Dr. Adam Clarke)

Deceived me - The word used here properly means to lead or seduce from the right way; and then to deceive, solicit to sin, cause to err from the way of virtue, Romans 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 11:3, “The serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety,” 2 Thessalonians 2:3. (Dr. Albert Barnes)

Romans 16:18  Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests.  By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people. (NLT)

1 Corinthians 3:18  Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world's standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 11:3  But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. (NLT)

The meaning here seems to be, that his corrupt and rebellious propensities, excited by the Law, led him astray; caused him more and more to sin; practiced a species of deception on him by urging him on headlong, and without deliberation, into aggravated transgression.  In this sense, all sinners are deceived.  Their passions urge them on, deluding them, and leading them further and further from happiness, and involving them, before they are aware, in crime and death.  No being in the universe is more deluded than a sinner in the indulgence of evil passions.  The description of Solomon in a particular case will apply to all, Proverbs 7:21-23. (Dr. Albert Barnes)

So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery.  He followed her at once, like an ox going to the slaughter. He was like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart.  He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life. (NLT)

for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. (NASB)

 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.  (KJV)

Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me. (NLT)

For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. (NET)

I am often reminded of the frailty of the human heart when I observe Philippians 4:7b "His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." (NLT)  Here is an expressed truth!  My heart and mind needs guarding and I am unable to do so!  Why because I am deceived by my own sin.  How will the enemy come and by what means will he attack?  He will come by stealth and subtlety using my own deception against me.  Here we begin to see the treacherous and hopeless path from which we were delivered by the amazing love of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!  The attack will always appeal to our appetite and make a way for the gratification of our lusts.  This of course leads us to death and worse, the misery of our own wretchedness.  Our rebellious inner being's true self with all the unbridled passions provoked by a holy law to demonstrate the truthfulness of its proclamation that I am a sinner.



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