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

  • 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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