Romans 7: Jesus Christ Fulfilled the Law of Moses

New Testament: Student Study guide, (2003), 114–115


Romans 7 contains Paul’s teachings that the law of Moses became unnecessary after Jesus Christ fulfilled the law of Moses and brought the gospel. Joseph Smith made changes in twenty-one of the twenty-five verses in this chapter. Read the Joseph Smith Translation of Romans 7:5–27 in the Bible appendix (pp. 809–10). Notice verses 13–24, which are unclear in the King James Version because they were improperly translated.

Understanding the Scriptures

JST,  Romans 7

Concupiscence (v. 8)Desires for the forbidden 
Carnal (v. 14)Governed by human nature, natural man 
Subdue (vv. 18, 26)Control 
Wretched (v. 26)Afflicted 

Studying the Scriptures

Do the following activity as you study the Joseph Smith Translation of Romans 7.

Activity A iconUse the Joseph Smith Translation

From your study of the Joseph Smith Translation of Romans 7, answer the following questions:

  1. 1.

    What do you think is the main message of Romans 7?

  2. 2.

    What does this chapter teach you about how the Spirit helps us overcome temptation?