Romans 7:21

“I find then a Law, that when I would do good, euil is present with me.”

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Other Translations

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
- King James Version

I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I see a law that, though I have a mind to do good, evil is present in me.
- Basic English Bible

I find then the law upon *me* who will to practise what is right, that with *me* evil is there.
- Darby Bible

I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me.
- Webster's Bible

I find therefore the law of my nature to be that when I desire to do what is right, evil is lying in ambush for me.
- Weymouth Bible

I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y fynde the lawe to me willynge to do good thing, for yuel thing lieth to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

I find, then, the law, that when I desire to do what is right, with me the evil is present,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:21


7:21 I find then a law - An inward constraining power, flowing from the dictate of corrupt nature.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:21


Ro 7:21 I find then a law. It is then the law of our unregenerate state that, even if we would do good, and purpose to be better, evil will be present, and will be practiced.

Discussion for Romans 7

  • Aaron J.
    Romans 7 is a description of the fallen nature of man and that man is in need of a redemption. The reason why Paul kept sinning even though he knew what was right is because he lacked power from God. But what God wants us to understand is that Romans 8 is a continuation of the question at the end of Romans 7. The Spirit of God frees us from the power of sin and death that rules over our lives.
  • Vincent Rea
    We must have known that breaking Gods commandments was sinful before the law.
  • Neysa Martin
    I first read Romans 7:14-25 after asking the question, why do I continue to do the same things over and over again? I was searching the Bible for answers and found this chapter and verses and I understood completely, what a revelation!
  • Mrs.Robertson
    When Christ died our old self died with him, now we are born again people.If God sent his only son to die for us.how much love is that he have for us
  • Doris johnson
    I love the father and his only begotten son. Christ Jesus word is true. Jesus Christ die for our sin and rose to give us eternal life that we can live with him I believe and has faith that his word is true he said because will has done law we shall not no more because we is under grace now I am glad that we under grace I love you father I thank God for sent his only begotten son
  • Elisabeth
    We died to sin, its no longer I that liveth, but Christ that liveth in me. We died with Christ,the old body of sin has been destroyed. Now if we sin, its not us, but sin that lives in the flesh. THEN if its not us, we are not to be blamed.Cant blame a dead man..There is therefore no condemnation..Thats why I John 1:9 means this: to become saved, you have to confess homo-logeo , to say the same thing as God, that we are sinners, then believe Jesus took our sins in his body on the cross and died for them..Then we receive His righteousness as a gift..He only died once for your sins. don't have to repeat I John 1 9, thats to nail Him on the cross again..

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