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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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