Romans 7:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that do I not, but what I hate, that doe I.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I {would} like to {do,} but I am doing the very thing I hate.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I have no clear knowledge of what I am doing, for that which I have a mind to do, I do not, but what I have hate for, that I do.
- Basic English Bible

For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.
- Darby Bible

For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that I do not; but what I hate, that I do.
- Webster's Bible

For what I do, I do not recognize as my own action. What I desire to do is not what I do, but what I am averse to is what I do.
- Weymouth Bible

For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.
- World English Bible

For Y vndurstonde not that that Y worche; for Y do not the good thing that Y wole, but Y do thilke yuel thing that Y hate.
- Wycliffe Bible

for that which I work, I do not acknowledge; for not what I will, this I practise, but what I hate, this I do.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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