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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

  • Jarritt Pang
    One does not know the immense depth of sin till they have come to the truth in Jesus Christ our Lord. By the power of His working Holy Spirit in the believer sin can be conquered and cleansed by the blood of the lamb. Till that knowledge is expressed on the inner man by Gods Holy Spirit Romans 6:23 tells us "for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal through Jesus Christ our Lord." Paul was gifted by Gods Holy Spirit on that road to Damascus making him to know the sin that abide within and the Waring of his mind and the flesh was evident in all his teachings. Thank you Jesus for His immense love He gave of Himself on the cross so that we may live likewise. PRAISE JESUS!!!
  • Isaac Ajao
    Sin and Satan are far powerful than humans. We need a more supernatural power to over these two before we can be like Jesus who went about doing good. Since Jesus overcame we will overcome.
  • J. Meeks
    I believe Paul wanted to do right, but he says evil is always present. It takes me back when Jesus came out of the wilderness fasting, and satan tempted Him with stones and told Jesus if you are hungry turn these stones to bread. But Jesus stood strong and powerful and told satan man does not live by bread alone, but every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Paul needed that inner strength from God to keep doing the things that are right. Just like us today, we the strength of Jesus to pass up evil and lustful desires. Amen?
  • Anthony Sims for verse 9
    The old law is from God but it 's all about what I can do. With the NEW COVENANT through the cross, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit it 's all about what I allow Jesus to lead me in doing. God sent his Son for a reason. Study, DIG deep into the gospels. Jesus is more alive now than ever. Hallelujah! Praise God! Jesus is alive! Hallelujah!
  • Nancy ruggiano for verse 21
    Paul recognized he had no ppower to change and stop sinning because he still had to struggle with the flesh, but when he realized all his sufficiency was in christ power not his!!!!!
  • C Banks for verse 21
    I believe that when Paul was speaking of this the things that he did that was good as he turned from the right to the left evil was right in his face but he fell into sin at some moment because of the evil that dwells in his flesh that 's why we as men and women of God must stay focused and feed our spirit much more than our flesh whichever one we feed the most that 's the one that will dominate

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