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

  • Jim
    Please don't misunderstand me. I have not arrived yet either just like you... and am not trying to compete with any other brother in Christ. I just have a burden to share some key items that have helped me along the way. Look to Christ and His precious written Word brothers and sisters. He will lead you and guide you into His truth! Bless Him! Bless Him!
  • Jim
    I believe it was Charles Spurgeon who said "How does a branch bear fruit? By struggling? By effort? By striving? No, it simply abides in the Vine and then it buds or bears fruit". The Christian life is all about learning to trust Christ more and more... resting in Him! He is totally trustworthy! He is so good and loves believers so much!
  • Jim
    Verse 18 is key. The desire to live righteously comes from the new nature which is pure but powerless. Where then does the power to overcome come from? The power comes from the Holy Spirit. He is the power. John 15 tells us to abide in the Vine. This is not done in our own strength. We learn dependence on Him through many trials. We don't arrive but we do grow.
  • Jorge
    The spirit warring with the flesh...but thank you Jesus!!!
  • 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

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