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

  • 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.
  • Aaron J.
    Romans 7 is a description of the fallen nature of man and that man is in need of a redemption. The reason why Paul kept sinning even though he knew what was right is because he lacked power from God. But what God wants us to understand is that Romans 8 is a continuation of the question at the end of Romans 7. The Spirit of God frees us from the power of sin and death that rules over our lives.
  • 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 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
  • Elisabeth
    We died to sin, its no longer I that liveth, but Christ that liveth in me. We died with Christ,the old body of sin has been destroyed. Now if we sin, its not us, but sin that lives in the flesh. THEN if its not us, we are not to be blamed.Cant blame a dead man..There is therefore no condemnation..Thats why I John 1:9 means this: to become saved, you have to confess homo-logeo , to say the same thing as God, that we are sinners, then believe Jesus took our sins in his body on the cross and died for them..Then we receive His righteousness as a gift..He only died once for your sins. don't have to repeat I John 1 9, thats to nail Him on the cross again..

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