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

  • 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
  • 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.

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