Romans 7:22

“For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I delight in the Lawe of God, after the inward man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,
- Basic English Bible

For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man:
- Darby Bible

For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man:
- Webster's Bible

For in my inmost self all my sympathy is with the Law of God;
- Weymouth Bible

For I delight in God's law after the inward man,
- World English Bible

For Y delite togidere to the lawe of God, aftir the ynnere man. But Y se another lawe in my membris,
- Wycliffe Bible

for I delight in the law of God according to the inward man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:22

7:22 For I delight in the law of God - This is more than I consent to, #Rom 7:16|. The day of liberty draws near. The inward man - Called the mind, #Rom 7:23|,25.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:22

Ro 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man. The inner man, the better nature, our spiritual being, approves of and delights in the law of God. This is the part of our being that "wills to do good", spoken of in Ro 7:21, but is overcome by evil.

Discussion for Romans 7

  • Jim
    Please don't misunderstand me. I have not arrived yet either just like you... and am not trying to compete with any other brother in Christ. I just have a burden to share some key items that have helped me along the way. Look to Christ and His precious written Word brothers and sisters. He will lead you and guide you into His truth! Bless Him! Bless Him!
  • Jim
    I believe it was Charles Spurgeon who said "How does a branch bear fruit? By struggling? By effort? By striving? No, it simply abides in the Vine and then it buds or bears fruit". The Christian life is all about learning to trust Christ more and more... resting in Him! He is totally trustworthy! He is so good and loves believers so much!
  • Jim
    Verse 18 is key. The desire to live righteously comes from the new nature which is pure but powerless. Where then does the power to overcome come from? The power comes from the Holy Spirit. He is the power. John 15 tells us to abide in the Vine. This is not done in our own strength. We learn dependence on Him through many trials. We don't arrive but we do grow.
  • Jorge
    The spirit warring with the flesh...but thank you Jesus!!!
  • Rev. Alfayo Kinara
    The wnderful developments in Romans chapter 7 can only confuse unregenerate mind. This chapter is both spiritual,psychological and legally appealing. Legally, any law raises awareness of something that need some careful attention, failure to which penalt is prescribed.
    Psychologically, the conflict in any person can quickly be seen whem the apostle talks of finding it hard tp do that which is his
  • 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

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