Romans 7:24

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O wretched man that I am: who shall deliuer me from the body of this death?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How unhappy am I! who will make me free from the body of this death?
- Basic English Bible

O wretched man that I [am]! who shall deliver me out of this body of death?
- Darby Bible

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
- Webster's Bible

(Unhappy man that I am! who will rescue me from this death-burdened body?
- Weymouth Bible

What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?
- World English Bible

Y am an vnceli man; who schal delyuer me fro the bodi of this synne?
- Wycliffe Bible

A wretched man I [am]! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:24

7:24 Wretched man that I am - The struggle is now come to the height; and the man, finding there is no help in himself, begins almost unawares to pray, Who shall deliver me? He then seeks and looks for deliverance, till God in Christ appears to answer his question. The word which we translate deliver, implies force. And indeed without this there can be no deliverance. The body of this death - That is, this body of death; this mass of sin, leading to death eternal, and cleaving as close to me as my body to my soul. We may observe, the deliverance is not wrought yet.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:24

Ro 7:24 O wretched man that I am! Wretched because he has no power in himself of deliverance. Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? He is a captive, a captive to the body, the members of which are controlled by sin. Hence, he is a helpless slave of sin, and as such is under the condemnation of death. The body, the seat of the fleshly desires, has become "a body of death", since it is controlled by sin. Who shall deliver him from its power? In Ro 7:14-24 Paul has described the bondage of the will to the flesh which is the condition of the natural man, and closes with the cry for deliverance.

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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