15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. (A)For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that (B)in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I (C)delight in the law of God according to (D)the inward man. 23 But (E)I see another law in (F)my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me (G)from this body of death? 25 (H)I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

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15 For (A)I do not understand what I am doing; for I am not practicing (B)what I want to do, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 However, if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with (C)the Law, that the Law is good. 17 But now, (D)no longer am I the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my (E)flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19 For (F)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, (G)I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me.

21 I find then (H)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 (I)the inner person, 23 but I see (J)a different law in [c]the parts of my body waging war against the (K)law of my mind, and making me a prisoner [d]of (L)the law of sin, the law which is in [e]my body’s parts. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from [f](M)the body of this (N)death? 25 (O)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 (P)the law of sin.

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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
  6. Romans 7:24 Or this body of death

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that 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 how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

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