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

  • James Townsend
    For sin, taking occasion by the law, interesting. Christian liberty is good but what about the sinner are they to be tested by the law for an occasion to sin
  • BSP
    I can sympathize with Paul in verse 21. I wish to do what is right, but the inherited imperfection and sin is within me.
  • A brother
    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

    3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

    4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
  • Hector
    Rom. 7:24,25 This is the final state of someone trapped in the law, this is the best they can do. To serve God with the mind but to live knowing they are bound by sin in the flesh. 8:1,2 This defines the true children of God being led (controlled) by the Spirit. For Paul, it is through the infilling and inner working of the Holy Spirit that believers will live overcoming lives free from sin.
  • Vincent Rea
    We must have known that breaking Gods commandments was sinful before the law.
  • 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

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