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

  • 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.
  • 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

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