And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be to death.
Treasury of Scripture
Romans 10:5 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which does those things shall live by them.
Leviticus 18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 20:11,13,21 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them...
Luke 10:27-29 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength...
2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious...
ContextGod's Law is Holy
7What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, You shall not covet. 8But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 9For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be to death. 11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and the commandment, which was unto life, this I found to be unto death:
And I died. And the commandment that was ordained to life, the same was found to be unto death to me.
Darby Bible Translation
And the commandment, which was for life, was found, as to me, itself to be unto death:
King James Bible
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
Young's Literal Translation
and the command that is for life, this was found by me for death;