Released from the Law
Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?
For a the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband.
So then b if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.
Therefore, my brethren, you also have become c dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another - to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should d bear fruit to God.
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law e were at work in our members f to bear fruit to death.
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve g in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Corinthians 7:39
A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness.
Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.