20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.(A)

21 So I find this law at work:(B) Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being(C) I delight in God’s law;(D) 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war(E) against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin(F) at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?(G) 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!(H)

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law,(I) but in my sinful nature[a] a slave to the law of sin.(J)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:25 Or in the flesh