Romans 7:10

And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
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AD 400
Man died when he realized that he was guilty before God when he had previously thought that he would not be held accountable for the sins which he committed. It is true that the law was given for life, but because it made man guilty, not only for the sins which he committed before the coming of the law but also for those which he committed afterward, the law which was given for life turned out to bring death instead. But as I have said, this was for the sinner, because for those who obeyed, it led to eternal life. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
If death was the result, the fault lies with those who received the commandment and not with the law, which was leading them to life.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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