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Romans 7:13-25 American Standard Version (ASV)

13 Did then that which is good become death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good;—that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I [a]do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do. 16 But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 So now it is no more I that [b]do it, but sin which dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to [c]do that which is good is not. 19 For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise. 20 But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that [d]do it, but sin which dwelleth in me. 21 I find then [e]the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present. 22 For I delight [f]in the law of God after the inward man: 23 but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity [g]under the law of sin which is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of [h]the body of this death? 25 [i]I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then I of myself with the mind, indeed, serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


  1. Romans 7:15 Greek work.
  2. Romans 7:17 Greek work.
  3. Romans 7:18 Greek work.
  4. Romans 7:20 Greek work.
  5. Romans 7:21 Or, in regard of the law. Compare verses 12, 14
  6. Romans 7:22 Greek with.
  7. Romans 7:23 Greek in. Many ancient authorities read to.
  8. Romans 7:24 Or, this body of death
  9. Romans 7:25 Many ancient authorities read But thanks be to God. Compare 6:17.

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