The Conflict of Two Natures

14 For we know that the Law is (A)spiritual, but I am (B)of flesh, (C)sold [a](D)into bondage to sin. 15 For what I am doing, (E)I do not understand; for I am not practicing (F)what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. 16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with (G)the Law, confessing that the Law is good. 17 So now, (H)no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my (I)flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19 For (J)the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, (K)I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

21 I find then (L)the [b]principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. 22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God [c]in (M)the inner man, 23 but I see (N)a different law in [d]the members of my body, waging war against the (O)law of my mind and making me a prisoner [e]of (P)the law of sin which is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from [f](Q)the body of this (R)death? 25 (S)Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh (T)the law of sin.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:14 Lit under sin
  2. Romans 7:21 Lit law
  3. Romans 7:22 Or concerning
  4. Romans 7:23 Lit my members
  5. Romans 7:23 Lit in
  6. Romans 7:24 Or this body of death

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