18 For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my (A)flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19 For (B)the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20 But if I do the very thing I do not want, (C)I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me.

21 I find then (D)the [a]principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. 22 For I joyfully agree with the law of God [b]in (E)the inner person, 23 but I see (F)a different law in [c]the parts of my body waging war against the (G)law of my mind, and making me a prisoner [d]of (H)the law of sin, the law which is in [e]my body’s parts.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:21 Lit law
  2. Romans 7:22 Or with respect to
  3. Romans 7:23 Lit my parts waging
  4. Romans 7:23 Lit in
  5. Romans 7:23 Lit my parts