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17 But now it is no longer I doing this, but [the power of] Chet (Sin) which dwells within me.

18 For I have da’as that there dwells in me, that is, in my basar (my fallen humanity enslaved to Chet Kadmon) no good thing; for the wish [to do what is right] lies ready at hand for me, but to accomplish the good is not.

19 For I fail to do good as I wish, but HaRah (The Evil) which I do not wish is what I commit.

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17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.(A) 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a](B) For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:18 Or my flesh

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