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

  • Sandy
    With out the Lord we are weak souls, therefor we need Jesus for strength to defeat evil! Other wise without Jesus we are all evildoers and will not be excepted in to paradise.
  • Jarritt Pang
    One does not know the immense depth of sin till they have come to the truth in Jesus Christ our Lord. By the power of His working Holy Spirit in the believer sin can be conquered and cleansed by the blood of the lamb. Till that knowledge is expressed on the inner man by Gods Holy Spirit Romans 6:23 tells us "for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal through Jesus Christ our Lord." Paul was gifted by Gods Holy Spirit on that road to Damascus making him to know the sin that abide within and the Waring of his mind and the flesh was evident in all his teachings. Thank you Jesus for His immense love He gave of Himself on the cross so that we may live likewise. PRAISE JESUS!!!
  • Isaac Ajao
    Sin and Satan are far powerful than humans. We need a more supernatural power to over these two before we can be like Jesus who went about doing good. Since Jesus overcame we will overcome.
  • J. Meeks
    I believe Paul wanted to do right, but he says evil is always present. It takes me back when Jesus came out of the wilderness fasting, and satan tempted Him with stones and told Jesus if you are hungry turn these stones to bread. But Jesus stood strong and powerful and told satan man does not live by bread alone, but every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Paul needed that inner strength from God to keep doing the things that are right. Just like us today, we the strength of Jesus to pass up evil and lustful desires. Amen?
  • Anthony Sims for verse 9
    The old law is from God but it 's all about what I can do. With the NEW COVENANT through the cross, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit it 's all about what I allow Jesus to lead me in doing. God sent his Son for a reason. Study, DIG deep into the gospels. Jesus is more alive now than ever. Hallelujah! Praise God! Jesus is alive! Hallelujah!
  • Nancy ruggiano for verse 21
    Paul recognized he had no ppower to change and stop sinning because he still had to struggle with the flesh, but when he realized all his sufficiency was in christ power not his!!!!!

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